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.