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We have decided to write a blog about our smart kid, and document and highlight things about him that are of interest or that come to mind.  It's not often as parents that we get to document everything that our children do, or tell our kids about them.  We're always being told as well that we have a smart child on our hands, so we decided to make this blog to document not only for us to remember down the line, but for our child to reflect back on and see his own progression, and why we, and many others call him a smart kid.  You're welcome to join us as we write about our son, and should another child come into our lives, as we add on another smart kid to the blog as well!  Enjoy!



Reading To Your Baby Feeds Them Knowledge and Imagination


posted by German on Sunday, March 25, 2012at 12:30 || under Isaiah

Reading To Your Baby Feeds Them Knowledge and Imagination

Isaiah readingIt's funny when we think of how fast Isaiah is growing up, and how reading to your baby can help improve their knowledge fast!  The educated soul within him was yearning and desiring to come out more and more.  He always had an interest in books it seemed, and he continues to show more and more interest in a variety of different books.  I guess the more we read to him, the more he was entertained, and the more he enjoyed books.  How about your little one?  Find yourself reading to your baby often?  Or not often enough?

Since Isaiah was very young, we were trying our best to read to him, and to open up his mind to the world of books.  It seemed that it soothed him to sleep at times, especially as an infant, but we didn't think he'd be into books as much as he was.  We didn't read to him every single day like clockwork, but we tried to do it often.  My wife was even more in tune with reading him books before bedtime or at any given point of day.  I guess it had a toll on Isaiah's mind, in a good way of course.  The result?  This smart kid loves books!  Reading to your baby on a regular basis definitely has its positive impacts!

Among his favorite, are the stories about Gossie, the little yellow Gosling.  We found the book for a good price at TJ Maxx one day, and Isaiah fell in love with the little yellow furry friend.  And the older he got, the more he'd grab the book, pleading with us for us to read it.  He loved the story and eventually, he started to memorize it to some degree.  He could tell you what was next by looking at the pictures of the book while we read it.  He'd even act out certain points of the storyline, like walking backwards when we'd read that line from the book.  He's so funny with how he picks up on things so fast!  Mind you, he just turned 2 in February, but he picked up on the stories and the books before he was one and a half years of age!  The effects of reading to your baby when they're growing up is a blessing that awaits them later on!

I would have to say that if you were on the fence as to whether you'd bore your child, or that you don't have enough books, you're thinking way too hard into it.  You won't bore your child and trust and believe, they'll let you know anyway.  However, just taking a moment each day, or a few times in a week, can help improve their development significantly!  And we didn't have a ton of books either.  We couldn't begin to tell you how many countless times Isaiah was eager to hear a book, and it'd be the same Gossie book over and over again!  But, the fundamentals of reading and learning sounds and letters was well worth its weight.  Isaiah didn't care that it was the same book each time he read.  What mattered to him was that someone was reading it to him! 

And so with that, I want to definitely encourage you as a parent, especially if you're a new parent, that reading to your baby is important, and that you should read to your child at least twice or three times a week.  You'd be surprised what it can do for them!  Toddlers are really like sponges, and I can see more and more why that term is used!  So start reading to your baby if you haven't yet done so, and let them absorb the world of imagination and reading!

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