Read to your kid!

United States
March 15, 2007 8:58pm CST
I started reading to my son pretty much the moment he was born. He's not even 2 and he finishes sentences whenever we read to him now. I know, it's just out of memory and he's not reading. It's still very interesting to see him grow and to see how much we are teaching him.
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Good for you! Reading to your children is one of the very best things you can do for them. It not only improves their vocabulary and literacy skills, but it sets a good example for them and can help instill a lifelong love for learining. I read to my kids all the time.
• United States
16 Mar 07
My husband and I are worried that his speech isn't developing like it should though. My son doesn't really interact with other kids since I stay with him. I have nothing to compare him to, but it sounds like he is developing just fine.
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Keep talking to him and try to ask open ended questions so he will want to answer back. Practice makes perfect and speech is something that develops over time. Don't worry, he will catch up!
• United States
16 Mar 07
I think that it is amazing the way children pick up one things and how into learning they are. You should let him turn the pages and have him "make up the story" by looking at the pictures, that is a practice that many teachers feel encourages a child to read and you would be amazed at the stories they come up with. and many of them actually tell the story just by the pictures
• United States
16 Mar 07
They are amazing! Everytime he says something new, my husband and I would look at eachother and say, "we better watch our language!"
• United States
16 Mar 07
They are amazing! Everytime he says something new, my husband and I would look at eachother and say, "we better watch our language!" since he's picking things up so quickly. He hasn't sworn yet, which is amazing!