Did you know your child's brain is like a sponge for the first 3 years of life? Children absorb everything around them....sights, sounds, behaviors, speech and more. This is the perfect time to read to them!
According the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) parents should read aloud and share reading activities with young children to enhance parent-child relationships and prepare young minds to learn language and early literacy skills. As your child grows they will enjoy reading with you and associate it as a bonding experience with their mom or dad. Even reading to babies using books with longer story lines and lots of color has been known to hasten language and understanding of the world around them.
So to help you kick your advanced reading list into full gear here is our top 11. Couldn't do just 10! (and in no particular order)
Goodnight Moon: By Margaret Wise Brown
Where the Wild Things Are: By Maurice Sendak
The "Franklin" series: By Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark
The Giving Tree: By Shel Silverstein