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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Reading to Newborn Babies Beneficial

“Reading to young children has such a powerful impact on the rest of their lives that experts now recommend parents begin doing so when their babies are just hours old,” says The Toronto Star. Dr. Richard Goldbloom, who years ago spearheaded the first newborn literacy program in Canada, says: “One of the things we’ve learned and observed is that when you do read to a baby, they really pay attention from very early infancy. They are listening.” Research indicates that just giving books to children from a very early age improves their vocabulary and reading skills. According to the newspaper, “the point is not to force toddlers to learn to read, but to expose them to both quality and quantity of language so they can acquire vocabulary and letter and sound recognition—and, eventually, actual reading skills.”

full article from Awake! magazine

8 comments:

teJan said...

wow! nice..very well said mommy gwaps..musta!

Shela said...

ok lng momi, thank you! ikaw

Soccer Pundit said...

Not only reading books, I think music is also good for them.

- Soccer Mom

Shela said...

yea true my son and d'ther can't sleep at night without their favorite music on...;-)

Kim, USA said...

Hello dear thank you for the visit I do appreciate it. I agree about reading with the kids when they were young, I even told my friends to read a book or a bible to their unborn child. Because a mom and a child has this beautiful bonding since conception, and reading or let them hear good music while they are still in the womb makes them more intelligent. ^_^

Pinx said...

i started reading to my son when he was still in my tummy! thanks for dropping by my blog!

Pink Memoirs

Jona said...

mra. kurdapya, thanks for visitng sa blog ko ha...i'll be following you, hope you follow me back :D A Time To Weep and A Time To Laugh
Heartifying!

csseyah said...

nice story po :)