It is never too early to share your love of reading with your child. That’s why we have started our Born to Read program sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Library. Bring in your newborn baby or baby’s birth certificate and you will get to select a FREE Board Book! Plus, you will also receive a Library certificate that you can keep to cherish this special occasion.
Some people question the importance of reading to infants. After all, the infant can’t understand what you’re doing or why. But reading aloud to your baby is a wonderful way to stimulate developing brain activity.
Reading aloud helps develop communication skills such as sound recognition, vocabulary, memory, and more. Studies show that, by one year of age, infants will have learned all the sounds needed to speak their native language. Reading aloud helps to expose your infant to more words and sounds. This in turn improves the child’s ability to talk.
Infants whose parents frequently read to them know more words by age 2 than children who have not been read to.