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When can I start reading to my child?

In fact, research has shown that reading to children from a young age can have numerous benefits, such as improving their language skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. It can also help to foster a love of reading and a lifetime of learning.

There are many age-appropriate books that you can start reading to your child from the time they are born. Even if your child is too young to understand the words, they will still enjoy listening to the sound of your voice and looking at the pictures. As your child gets older, you can start reading more complex books and engaging them in discussions about the stories.

Here is a list of book recommendations for infants and toddlers (birth to 2 years old):

"Pat the Bunny" by Dorothy Kunhardt

"Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak

"Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle

"The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss

"The Going to Bed Book" by Sandra Boynton

"The Pout-Pout Fish" by Deborah Diesen

"The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein

"Puff, the Magic Dragon" by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton

"The Elephant and the Bad Baby" by Elfrida Vipont

"The Very Busy Spider" by Eric Carle

"Peek-a-Who?" by Nina Laden

"The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats

"Where's Spot?" by Eric Hill

"The Mitten" by Jan Brett

"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr.

"The Little Engine That Could" by Watty Piper

"The Itsy Bitsy Spider" by Iza Trapani

"The Lady with the Alligator Purse" by Nadine Bernard Westcott

"The Bear Snores On" by Karma Wilson

These books are all suitable for young children and feature engaging stories and illustrations that will help to hold their attention. It's important to choose books that your child will enjoy and that are appropriate for their age and interests. You can also try incorporating interactive elements, such as pointing to pictures and asking your child questions about the story, to make reading more engaging and interactive. You can also try incorporating reading into your daily routine, such as by reading a bedtime story each night.

(Kido Schools has a strong emphasis on fostering a love for reading in children from a very early age. At our preschool, we believe that reading is the foundation of all learning and that the earlier children are exposed to books and the joy of reading, the more likely they are to develop a lifelong love for reading. We use a variety of methods to encourage children to explore and engage with books, including storytelling sessions and interactive reading activities. We also have a well-stocked library with a wide variety of children's books that are carefully chosen to appeal to different interests and reading levels. Additionally, our teachers are trained to create a reading-rich environment in the classroom, with plenty of opportunities for children to read aloud and engage in group reading activities. Overall, our goal is to create a fun and engaging environment that inspires children to discover the magic of books and reading.)