“Reading to babies and young children is so important,” says Cleveland Clinic pediatrician Sarah Klein, MD. “It provides the building blocks for language. And it gives them the tools for forming lifelong social and emotional skills.”
The Cleveland Clinic article continues:
Reading is a skill that will serve your children well in school and in life. But hearing books read aloud has benefits long before they show up for their first day of kindergarten. Those benefits include:
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Pictures help tell the love-of-reading story!
On this page, please find our 12-month "calendar" of Book Babies, that started with January 2021 and continued through December 2021. We hope you have loved seeing babies and toddlers and their efforts to read. We appreciate photos from all who participated and hope all will continue to read to babies because early reading matters! We will keep this page "up" for a while because these babies are so darn cute!!!