Read to me mommy


Parents wonder when is the right time to read to their child for the first time. It turns out that the right time to start your adventure with books may still be the prenatal period. After birth, children often react positively to the words of a poem, nursery rhymes or melodies heard in the fetal life. He is calmed down by a familiar voice, perhaps the familiar words that accompanied him in the womb. These voices from the outside allow you to get to know the voice of mom and dad, and this is of great importance for the baby, because it is with these known sounds that the baby will calm down the fastest.

By 10 months, your baby understands the meaning of frequently used words. He looks for the items you are talking about and finds them. If you are a talkative parent (this is a positive trait, thanks to which your child is constantly in the verbal bath), your child probably already understands simple commands such as "give", "leave" or "take". At this point, he should be babbling, naming items or activities in his own way. He is quite good at repeating the gestures and expressions of people from his close circle. He also tries to repeat overheard words. By listening to your baby's voice, you can tell if he is happy, angry or sad. He talks to you!

The parent-child relationship build up remains the same… for a child, having a mom and dad nearby is a priority. He likes to cuddle with them. Such closeness can be achieved by reading and viewing paper pictures together.

read to me mother 


How can you read to a little child who doesn't seem to be interested at all? Reading is a force that stimulates the child's imagination and intellect. Choosing the right book is of particular importance for the emotional and social development of a child. A book requires concentration, and daily reading helps to shape attention. This skill pays off in the future.

It is difficult for a baby to concentrate. Therefore, it is worth making reading a ritual that will eventually win the attention of the little listener. When a child is expecting something and knows what is going to happen next, it is much easier for him to accept it. After a while he gets used to it and asks for it himself. He demands it. You should also remember that the child does not mind reciting the same poem for the hundredth time, or showing a picture of the same kitten while reading the same rhyme under it for weeks. On the contrary. It is adults who try to change the repertoire. They try to propose something new, but the child still sticks to what he already knows. He's glad to know what's going to happen. He remembers that mom was pointing her finger at the nose and ear of the kitten, so now he would also be happy to touch it and remind her mother what to start with, because this word, this action always appeared and should remain so.

Of course, you can try to introduce some new reading, but you should not break down, if we have a lover of one book, this is also a success.        


In fact, there may be several of them. Morning reading, which is an attempt to hold back for a moment supporters of early incentives. After lunch, before a nap, after a bath, before going to bed. Maybe even make sitting on the potty more pleasant.

Often, each of the proposed rituals may be accompanied by a different reading. The bathroom is associated with this one, the bed with that, and reading while sitting on the carpet with another one. The youngest readers can pass a book to their crib, which they will discover by themselves (with hands, teeth, etc ...), and we can read something else during this time. Even though we have doubts at times, the child really listens to us.



    1. Franklin series, by Paulette Bourgeois & Brenda Clark
    2. Playtime for Baby Strawberry (touch-and-feel fun board book) by Si Artists
    3. I Love You to the Moon and Back (board book), by Amelia Hepworth
    4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (board book), by Eric Carle
    5. If Animals Kissed Good Night (board book), by Ann Whitford Paul
    6. The Wonderful Things You Will Be (picture book), by Emily Winifield Martin
    7. Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey (hardcover picture book), by Emily Winifield Martin
    8. Pop-up Peekaboo! I Love You (pop up board book), by DK
    9. Llama Llama I Love You (board book), by Anna Dewdney
    10. Me and My Mom AND Me and My Dad, by Alison Ritchie

    We would also like to recommend a Storyberries free online library of books for babies and toddlers.    

      me and my mother


     read to me mother


    Written by: Monika Skikiewicz – Pedaguoge

                      Justyna Maslanka - Isler - Pedaguoge

    January 27, 2022 — Justyna Maslanka

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