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.
So how do you choose a great read aloud book when there are so many good childrens books out there? Books that will become firm family favourites and hold your childrens interest time and time again. Check out these 4 tips to help you find read aloud books that your baby, toddler or pre-schooler will love.
Toddlers and preschoolers have an attention span of around 10 - 12 minutes, and once its exhausted, learning and listening are no longer fun for them. So when it comes to story time mix it up a bit. Use one or two of these ideas for each book you read and make story time as fun and as interactive as possible.