• Kristin Hankins

Books for Babies

Updated: Sep 18, 2020

Did you know that somewhere around 85% brain development happens in the first 5 years of life? When you think about it, so much more growth, both physically and cognitively, happens in the first 5 years than at any other times in our lives. We acquire language skills, we observe and learn about how our bodies work, how to move around on our own, use the bathroom, read (for some), and more! It only makes sense that we expose our children to as many words as we can, and the best way to do that is through books. We encounter many words when we are reading that we don't use on a regular basis in everyday conversation. This is a big reason we should be reading books to our babies from birth, even if it feels silly or it doesn't seem like they care. They are little sponges, soaking that vocabulary up and storing it away to use later!

For more information about why we need to read to babies, and to see some of my baby's favorites, check out this video she helped me with. :)

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