Read to me

Babies and children benefit from being read to. Children's books come in all shapes and sizes. Grab a book, snuggle up on the sofa and reap the many benefits of reading to your child.

• Babies learn to make a connection between a word and its meaning which is vital to language development.

• Reading to babies expands vocabulary and improves memory

• Reading to a child provides a foundation to pre-reading skills

• Books help to develop the preschooler's attention span.

• Children learn communication skills: how to speak, listen, and to read.

• Books also help to develop thinking and the imagination.

Added benefits for internationally adopted children include facilitating bonding and attachment, and teaching your child to learn the new language.