Baby Read-Aloud Basics: Fun and Interactive Ways to Help Your Little One Discover the World of Words
Decades of research have proven the value of reading aloud to children, and the years between birth and age two are arguably the most crucial for language development. As a parent, it's important that you help your baby acquire the foundation needed to speak earlier, read on his or her own sooner, and benefit from an increased vocabulary and attention span. Baby Read-Aloud Basics shows you how to establish an effective daily read-aloud routine to take charge of your baby's future understanding and success. Organized around the six stages of early language development from birth to age two, the book provides simple but effective techniques on: selecting what to read; making reading aloud an interactive experience; knowing when and how often to read; incorporating reading in a bilingual home; and ensuring your baby gets the right amount of language from a caretaker or nanny. Filled with step-by-step instructions, scripted demonstrations, and a list of recommended titles, Baby Read-Aloud Basics gives you all the guidance and information you need to instill a lifelong love of reading and learning, and start your baby along on the road to success.