Popular Science: Reading with your baby will help her for the rest of her life
Pediatric development researchers looked at the quality and quantity of books shared with kids age six months through 4.5 years to see whether reading more high quality books improved their language abilities later. And, as you’ve probably guessed, it does. In fact, it improves early vocabulary understanding and use, helps infants interpret sounds as words, and gets kids to read on their own sooner. All of those advances add up once they hit school age and need to understand their class assignments.