Reading to Babies Contributes to their Brain Development and Later School Achievement

- About half a century ago, research has found that not only is babies' brain development faster and more pervasive than previously assumed, but also that newborns are highly reactive to the care they get from their parents or caregivers. To many people, it is still amazing to learn that reading to infants during their first six months of life can radically enhance their brain development and as a result determine their future school achievement.

- Scientists continue to produce more evidence that the frequency and quality of parent-baby interactions, like vocalizations, speech, singing, reading out loud, and other non-verbal communications such as gestures and facial expressions, matter a lot. An excellent reason to communicate intensively with your newborn from day one!

 

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