The surprisingly easy way to make your kid feel loved

Children reading with grandma

A simply activity like reading for your child makes him or her feel loved. Read more often to your child, please.

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Start by reading to your newborn. Your baby won't understand your words, but hearing your voice stimulates an interest in sounds and helps him develop listening skills.

Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word.

At our house we have lots of books. Books in the living room, books in the bedroom, books in the van.

My oldest reads independently but still enjoys me reading out loud to him. Reading books is part of our bedtime routine, one last snuggle time before crawling into bed for the night.

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We also visit our local library once a weeks and read an average of 15-20 books while we are there.

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Reading helps you maintain a close bond with your child. Snuggling up with a book lets the two of you slow down and recaptures that sweet, cuddly time you enjoyed when he was a baby. Instead of being seen as a chore or a task, reading will become a fun activity that will bring the two of you closer together.

I love finding and reading books to my children that my Mom and Grandma read to me as a child. It's like sharing a piece of my childhood with my children.

Books have the power to benefit infants,toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children in many ways. As a parent, reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to prepare him for life.

Does your child have a favorite book?

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