The tool that promotes feelings of love and security in your child for a lifetime
If someone told you that they had a tool that could promote your child’s healthy growth and enhance their feelings of security and love for a lifetime, you would purchase it in a second, wouldn’t you? Well luckily, this tool is readily available and free of charge. The tool is…dah, dah, dah, dah…reading to your child.
Intellectual development is enhanced by reading but the bonding that occurs between parent and child is where the real action is.
The experts have told us that reading to infants can “jumpstart brain development and can even make them more receptive to learning.” “Brain jump starting” is a a great reason to read to your child. Another reason, and one that is close to our hearts is the incredible bonding that occurs between parent and child during a reading session. This incredible bonding is what motivated us to start our publishing company and write Mommy Loves Baby and Silly Zoo Is All I Can Say, the two books we have published so far. We saw how reading promoted the health and well- being of own children.
The power of a reading session with your child or children
The power of a reading session with your child is truly remarkable. Think about it. The conditions are perfect. It is just you and your child (or children.) They have your undivided attention and you have theirs. Everyone feels safe and secure, like a blanket. You start to read in a soothing voice. Your child points out a picture or asks a question. You answer with no judgement. You are communicating with one another. It is all good.
If the book that you select to read is a family-oriented book, all the better! You are providing a safe environment to read the book and on top of that, the book itself is about something family- oriented. In the Mommy Loves Baby book, for example, every picture depicts an animal with his parent, mommy or daddy. Again and again the book repeats…”Mommy Loves Baby” and “Daddy Loves Baby.” Picture it. The child has Mommy or Daddy in their arms and they are being reinforced with the words “Mommy Loves Baby” and “Daddy Loves Baby.” Talk about soothing and secure!
Have you experienced the phenomena of a book reinforcing the bonding between parent and child? Tell us about it and please share the title of the book!