Reading to our babies at bedtime is a wonderful way to foster our bonds and prepare children for sleep.
Lately, some extra benefits of this nighttime routine have been discovered.
Researchers have discovered that while you are reading to your baby, you’re boosting your child’s brain development.
The research shows that when adults interact verbally with babies, which includes reading to them, kids learn a great deal, from improved logic skills to lower stress levels.
But perhaps the most profound benefit discovered in recent years is the way bedtime stories can rewire children’s brains to quicken their mastery of language.
The more frequently a baby hears the sounds of her own language, the more easily she will learn them.
So, each time we read or explain a story to our children, we are helping them to improve their capacities, no matter which age they are in.