Reading Books For Infants And Toddlers

Hi Everyone!

I took a mini break from baby blog as Wise She kept me occupied but I  was missing it and would like to pen down all the things which I think, have been trying , loving or I am concerned about my daughter.I really did get to know many things while blogging here so would like to continue further.


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My baby is more than 4 months old and I can really see her growing up. With each passing week and month I realize that those months are never going to come back. Soon she will start crawling and has already learnt to sit. Now that she is going to enter fifth month she has started setting up her routine.I have an idea when she is going to get up, what she needs and how she reacts to things etc unlike initial months.


Reading Books to Babies



The day you get pregnant, every one asks you to read aloud as fetuses can recognize the mother’s voice.After the baby arrives one should read to their new born although the child doesn’t understand a word but it does create interest in the child .

When I initially started reading for Anvika she never paid attention. So it didn’t motivate me to continue with the habit, but now she looks at the picture , tries to tear the pages and stares at the book .This has become kind of her playing activities and I too have started liking it.



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I got the story above story books (5 in 1 stories of Krishna & 5 in 1 Heroes from the Mahabharata) because reading Alphabets book was kind of boring especially when the other side response is totally unrelated. Initially I was confused which book I should order and after much of thought we zeroed in on concept stories.I am going to get her color blocks games which will help her in building her vocabulary.

One more thing which can be done to make reading interesting is to vary the pitch of the voice of different characters while reading – this way it helps the child in building up more connection.

Also , reading a few pages is more than enough rather than going through the whole book. I do find it convenient to place my child hooked to T.V. but when she watches T.V. I feel guilty because sooner or later kids are going to find ‘watching T.V.’ as the most interesting thing and if we motivate them too then some where we are going to be responsible for making them a couch potato.

Also, always buy hardbound book as they have heavy duty pages otherwise kids will tore it all before you finish even single page.

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  1. Yey! Baby blog is back!!!

    I myself love these books! Hehe..I think I’d read them more for me than d kid! 😉

  2. I am one happy person after reading this..although am a silent reader of ur beauty blog, I get excited when I visit here…my baby is 3 months old now and I have got the board books..let me try reading them aloud to her and see how she progresses..

    • thanks Meenakhsi..its so much fun learning things with each other 🙂 and 3 baby is going to soon 5 month..:) it will take some time to understand but i m sure it will pay her afterwards.

  3. well! i read it for myself but read them aloud :D:D

  4. As a kid I loved reading these books. Aaru got these pcture books with Mowgli and The Lion King stories and am having a real fun time reading it out to her in all the animated voices. Kids just love it

  5. wonderful! i love reading to kids – i did that with my sister in law’s kids when they were 2+ ant it was an absolute delight. Waiting to start it with my daughter too! As of now, I tell her stories, nursery rhymes, even news and day to day activities and she simply yawns 😀

  6. its sooo true… that kids who are around books continue to love to read even with TV… i have seen with nephews… get hardboard books with bright big pages n colors…. cause ur baby will start chewing them up soon 🙂

  7. and my friend’s kid was hooked on TV (for her moms convenience) and she didnt even know how to draw with crayon or remotely interested in pictures or books…. in school it was a big headache lol….
    my 2.5 year old nephew already knows numbers and colors and shapes and recognizes them too… he loves TV too… but with time control..

    • TV is the biggest the child really get attracted..atleast my daughter has started getting interested in it before that she had no interest in it.I hope i don get into the convenience mode although i must say its quite tempting.

  8. Omg ! I missed this section so much…….tearing pages i guess is the most interesting activity of kidos : )

  9. Nice that this blog is back……:) I missed alot

  10. ooh i remember reading these books as a kid. Totally agree on the fact that children show more interest in reading when they see their parents doing it too. N btw what a page u chose to show: It says ” I’ll smear my breasts with poison and feed the babies” !! ROTFL!!

  11. Great post Anamika! I am a parent and teacher myself.

    My daughter is two years old and I started reading to her when she was 4 months old. It was tough as it is not usual in our community to start reading books to young ones early. But didn’t care and continued. It was tough and with my husband’s support. I can see the change and progress in my daughter.

    I started with cloth books which had textures in it, some of them even had sounds in it. We have some really good ones available with big pictures and letters in it. Best part we can wash them. i also have a couple of bathtime books made of waterproof material.

    I introduced her to hardbound books when she was 7-8 months old when she was able to sit.

    Now my daughter can retell stories in her own language (jibberish with lots of new vocabulary she learnt from the book). I found that consistency and routine was the key. Now I don’t even have to tell her to get a book. Whenever she find me free she comes running with a book.

    Of course she does watch TV but nit more than 45 minutes as it is just not good for their eyes.


    • wow! i am impressed .u must be having that happy feeling after seeing your effort being paid off. i am still not regular because of the paucity of time but still try my best.

  12. Hey All

    Here on babyblog I would like to ask if anyone knows about gestational diabetes. I m into my 9th month and my sugar levels have increased bit then normal I am concerned if i have to take insulin now in the last month

  13. Have a tiny tot at home. I am singing, dancing and playing with her all the time. I love reading books to her and thanks for sharing this information with us. I have a few and will buy the other ones that you have mentioned. I was reading this article on a new kids blog called Humpty Bumpty Kids: and I realized how important story telling is for a child’s development.

  14. meenakshi says:

    Is there a specific time everyday to read books to the baby,or can we do it during anytime of the day?

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