A book is a babys first theatre and now US paediatricians are urging parents to read to children from their earliest days. Even the smallest babies are ready and eager to engage and tune into what is being read to them.
As well as physical growth spurts, your baby will also experience mental growth spurts or leaps. Its easy to see when your baby has suddenly grown taller or put on weight, but not so easy to see whats happening inside their brain. Find out more about mental leaps.
In our busy lives it often seems quicker and easier to give children instructions and replies of Because I said so or Do it now! However rewording your requests with phrases that show interest and promote involvement will encourage children to cooperate more. It helps children feel listened to, and in time they will start listening too.