Friday, October 15, 2010

Baby Minds: A Follow-up Post

My very first blog post was entitled Baby Minds, Mommy's Music and Dr. Seuss  and I wrote it back in June when I was 8 months pregnant with Renzo.  It's about enriching baby minds through music and books.  I have been reading to him "The Cat In The Hat" every day since.  We're still reading this book, as well as many others to him. 

 I've noticed that he always listens intently... And he's very much engaged with the pictures.  He would also coo and babble while being read to.  A sign of his excitement.  There are moments that it lulls him to sleep just like a lullaby.

   I realize that it is really important to talk to our babies, sing to them, read to them while they're still in the womb.  Judging from Renzo's responses, I know he's brain circuitry is working at full gear. 

Based on a study from the University of Nevada in Reno, having a library of just 25 propels a kid one year farther in high school or college - and a collection of 500 or more leads to an extra 3.2 years of education (Parents Magazine November 2010).  Therefore, bring on the books!  

I will definitely keep on reading to my little one to enrich his mind towards a great future.


Barry said...

Good for you Joy! I think infants begin learning and develop cognative skills far earlier than we give them credit for.

Missy said...

wow this is a really interesting post! when i have a baby i will definately read to him/her! how many hours on average would you say you spend reading to him?

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Joy said...

Thanks for dropping by!

Thank you Barry!

Hi Missy, we read up to 2 books each day. Right now, his favorite is "The Cat in the Hat" and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". =)