As a parent, we all understand the importance of reading to our children. Not only is reading a fun activity, but it provides several benefits, including the following:
Our home is full of books and I'm constantly incorporating reading into our daily routine -- whether it is first thing in the morning, before a nap, as a sporadic activity, or before bedtime. As of late, we have started incorporating a new type of "reading" into our daily routine by including read along e-books. The read along books are great, because they introduce the love of reading to kids who can’t read by themselves yet. They are soothing, engaging and inspiring and quite a departure from the heavily digitally produced videos that do capture my kid’s attentions, but seem to numb their brains as they keep them occupied.
As such, we have partnered with Baby's Brilliant to share three read along books that can be downloaded for FREE on their website: www.babysbrilliant.com or on their app called "Baby's Brilliant". These books include the following:
These three read along books are a great way to incorporate a new way of reading into your kids' lives to help engage them, while also teaching them valuable lessons. Each read along book is written in rhyme. The rythmic tempo of the voice over helps early childhood brain dvelopment, just like music does. My kids LOVE them, especially Lincoln.
Be sure to periodically check back to see which new read-along books Baby's Brilliant is featuring, as they continue to partner with authors from around the world. In addition to their growing collection of read along books, the Baby's Brilliant app includes several other fun, entertaining and educational activities for children. This includes things such as classical music and lullabies for baby, educational videos helping teach English, Spanish, French German and Chinese, educational songs for children and the list goes on. We highly recommend downloading the app or visiting the website to check it out!
Happy Reading Mamas!