"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which all loveliness arises." -Pedro Calderon de la Barca.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

On Reading to Babies (or It's Never too Early)

I adore reading.
My kids also love a good book, maybe because we started reading to them from day one 
(and even before!)  They all read very early, and honestly the only thing I did the same was to read to them constantly. 
Kiddos at the Hilary Rodham Clinton Children's Library

You can make reading to your baby an on-going game by: 
  • Having siblings read to each other 
  • Reading cookbooks or food labels aloud while cooking
  • Pointing to pictures and words in magazines or while opening mail   
  • Giving them soft or board books to play with during tummy time
  • Reading signs aloud when driving
  • Reading your own books/magazine/newspaper aloud when nursing or feeding baby
  • Attending story-times at your local library or bookstore

Aimee loved this book at our library visit.  
I read "One.  One blue ball.  One baby.  Baby girl, like you! "  
She really liked this page, so we read it a few times and she was done with the book.   At four months her attention span isn't very long but every moment counts!

Remember that hearing your voice is what makes the learning experience.  You don't have to read the exact words on the page, or finish the whole book to make it a valuable lesson! 



This beautiful, green-build library not only has great books but a theater, classrooms, teaching kitchen,  greenhouse, craft rooms, computer lab, and walking trails! 

I'm proud to be an Arkansas Better Beginnings Ambassador!  They have great resources for parents, families, and care givers on their website here.  

This Saturday (August 23, 2014) they are offering a breastfeeding seminar at the Mosaic Templars Museum in Little Rock.  Register for the event on their website above. 

*FTC Disclaimer: As an ambassador for Arkansas Better Beginnings, I am compensated for some posts. However, I am doing this because I believe in their mission. Anything that I write will be my own, original, genuine thoughts. 
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