Many parents enjoy reading books to their little ones. Reading to kids is something that can be started right away..even while they are tiny! Many young readers are entertained and encouraged by being read along with the beautiful illustrations. Board books are often the first books that parents introduce to toddlers. One such reason is that they are durable enough for babies and toddlers.
A board book is a durable version of a regular book with pages that are so thick they are like “boards”. They are generally less than ten pages long. These books are specially written for babies and toddlers, with large words and colourful illustrations. Board books are appropriate for babies aged 6 months to toddlers 4 years old.
One of the most important skills your child will learn in life is being able to read. And, most importantly, reading for pleasure. Reading plays a major role in communication linking into listening, speaking and writing and it also stimulates creativity.
Some ideas to nurture early literacy skills in your baby:
Pick age appropriate books and place them in areas accessible to children. Make sure the books are colourful and hardy enough to withstand pulls and knocks and ideally interactive.
Talk to children often. Start talking to your children at a young age and as they get older engage them in conversations about their day, ask them questions, crack jokes and make up stories together, all these efforts will help in developing important language skills and help with early literacy.
Introduce vocabulary during a read-aloud. Select a few words to highlight and define for children before you begin the read-aloud.
Make reading together a daily routine. This is one of the most important early literacy tips.
There are multiple benefits of board books for infants. Some of them are:
Thus baby board books are always an ideal option to introduce your little ones. Pegasus is India's leading award-winning children's book publisher. They have a wide range of books: workbooks, storybooks, baby board books, puzzles, toys, activity books, colouring books and many more. It is one of the best online platforms for buying kids’ books, games and toys that caters to children from 0 to 12 years old.