Why you should teach your baby to read?
Like thousands of other parents all over the world, your initial impression may be one of skepticism. But what many don't realize is to teach their baby reading successfully is not only possible, it is highly likely - in fact, teaching your baby reading is much faster earlier in life than later, as her cognitive development is strongest in her first three years of life!
Teaching your baby reading at a very young age makes use of an opportunity for naturally learning language, inspiring the child to reach higher levels of language skill. Also, because teaching your baby reading is
one of the best ways to enable your child to begin learning independently, we encourage parents to start to teach reading at such a crucial stage in baby development.
Giving your baby reading opportunities stimulates your child's brain, helping to develop the proper neural circuitry for reading. If you teach reading to your baby, you improve her chances in excelling later in life.
Children whose parents decide to teach reading before they begin formal education are shown to have higher self-esteem and confidence levels than those whose parents did not encourage baby reading. Parents who teach reading early on also agree - children are also more likely to excel in their school activities and enjoy learning more, since as a baby reading had already been consolidated, equipping them with the right tools early in life.
Studies also show that the opportunity to naturally teach reading to children begins to gradually decline around the age of four years, and acquiring these important skills becomes more difficult as the child grows, making learning a tiresome chore.
This means that teaching your baby reading at age five is to deprive him or her of the opportunity to discover the game of reading at the age in which it is best experienced - while the baby is still very young, when the brain processes its first concepts. Not only will it be easier for you to teach reading during your child's early years, learning to read will also be more fun for your young one!