Baby Read-Aloud Basics by Caroline J. Blackmore (Paperback)
"Winner of the iParenting Media Award"
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 they need to speak earlier, read on their 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 to help you: make reading aloud an interactive experience - from intonation and speech patterns to gesture; select what to read aloud by looking at how much the text of the book repeats, whether it rhymes, and the types of interactive elements it incorporates; know when to read and how often in order to create a reading routine that's both enjoyable and effective; ensure your baby gets the right amount of language from a nanny or a caretaker; and effectively incorporate reading in a bilingual home. 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."
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Reading Level: For Parents & Teachers
"I originally purchased this book for a gift for my son and daughter-in-law expecting their first child. I am a Kindergarten teacher and have now purchased two extra copies...one for my personal and professional growth and one to have on my parent resource shelf at school.
This is broken down into six stages of reading aloud to your baby and the benefits this will give for a lifetime. Photos are included to illustrate what the authors are expressing. Broken down into expectations of listening, verbal, visual and motor skills. Lots of books are suggested.
I would suggest this book for new parents, grandparents, educators and anyone interested in seeing your child grow into a great reader. A great reader begins with someone reading aloud to them."
"This book is loaded with research that supports the claim that you should read to your baby. I knew it made a difference but to see the results of the numerous studies on the topic was shocking. I did not know it made that much of a difference. You owe it to your child to spend some time reading to them. In my opinion, if you want to make an impact on the life of your child, buy this book and read to your child! The book is a quick read and you do not even have to read the whole thing at once. Read the beginning and then read about the different stages as you are going through them. There are a ton of baby books out there (I know because I have bought them) but this one proves that by doing something as simple as reading can make a world of difference in the life of your child. It would also make an amazing baby shower gift, I will not go to another shower again without a copy if this for the parents."
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