Whether you’re reading to a baby or toddler, or if an older child has started reading on their own, book-reading is a healthy habit because it can help increase comprehension and vocabulary.
Identity development is a key component of adolescence. While research suggests that self-identity is influenced by a combination of life events, maturity, and close relationships, reading may also play a role.
When you read a book to a baby or toddler, you’re helping them with brain development that extends beyond language development — you are also contributing to their emotional learning.
- Choose a topic you’re interested in, as this will help you maintain the habit. - Start with short stories and work your way up to longer-length fiction novels.