Baby reading is essential to your child but they start to develop their motor skills and some knowledge for the pictures. They also start to know what their favorite book is.
As you read, you should point out the pictures, because the baby will be more involved in the pictures then the story. Even older babies are more interested in the pictures, they may as “What’s that?” while pointing out the picture. This helps involve your child in education at a very early age.
Baby reading is good for both the parents and the child because of the connection it brings between each. Around your child’s 1st birthday, you should have already established a reading routine. By this time your child should have established a book he/she has read over and over again and loves very much. I loved the books “Where the wild things are” “A cactus flower bakery” and “Goodnight moon”.
Those are very good stories with wonderful pictures.
Your baby will be delighted that you started reading to them when they were a baby. Just make sure to make baby reading a habit.
Now that your child is older they may enjoy stories like, “Green eggs and ham” and “The cat and the hat” Which are 2 classic stories every child loves. I know that Dr. Seuss is very popular among parents and kids.
As your child enters elementary school, they will be reading more and learning more. Children this age mainly “read” the printed word, meaning they go basically more on memory. Like my children will look at the pictures then make words up to make the story and the pretend to read the word. Elementary school reading involves a little more than focusing on the pictures; it involves looking at the words and learning how to start the pronunciation of the word. At home, you can extend your child’s budding literacy skills by reading and writing together as much as possible, by encouraging your child to read, by playing language and letter games, and by introducing new words when talking together.
Elementary school reading in just 5 years will take your child from barely pronouncing words to understanding all of the grammatical structures in their native language. They will be able to listen to complex stories, and also play with language by rhyming and listing words that begin with the same sound. They begin to learn the relationship between listening and speaking and reading and writing. They learn which letters and sounds go together, recognize some common words. They remember and can create stories and they use all those skills to read simple books and write simple messages.
So from baby reading to elementary school reading, it all is very important to a growing child.