Guest Post by Shellie Braeuner of Kids Audiobook Reviews
Read and speak aloud – Your baby is listening.
Newborn babies have been listening to the sound of human voices from the time they are in the womb and prefer that sound to any other. (In fact, newborn babies automatically recognize the sound of their mother’s voice minutes after birth, and they can distinguish it from other voices around them.)
There is an important developmental reason for why babies enjoy the sound of human voices – they need to listen to hundreds of thousands of words before they are able to utter even one.
Talking to your baby is vital. Eye contact while holding and talking to a newborn helps them bond and learn the importance of language between people. [Read more…] about Read to Your Baby – The Importance of Books, Audiobooks, and the Spoken Word