– Many parents are wondering if and when they should start reading to their clueless babies. The benefits of reading with your young children will benefit them for life. It’s never to early to start reading to your baby and there are even five bad consequences to neglecting such a good daily routine. Babies who are not read to are missing, in particular:

  1. Essential bonding opportunities with their parents.

  2. The good development of some determining basic reading skills.

  3. A crucial brain development stimulation. Babies who hear more words directed to them will later score better in standard tests and have enhanced math skills.

  4. Some precious stimulation in matters of emotional development. To be read to exposes infants to different emotional states.

  5. And even some stimulation in matters of visual development. Looking at pictures improves visual abilities.




Mom reading to baby (Colin McConnell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)