Positive Benefits of Reading to Your Baby in the Womb

You may think the only benefits of reading to your unborn baby are the relaxation and bonding you feel. But science shows that reading to baby in the womb helps develop early language learning.

In small children, reading is proven to help with language development and increased word recognition.

Reading can also create a positive bond between parent and child. It can provide a great wind-down before bedtime and spark an early interest in learning.

Parent-Baby Bonding and Lower Maternal Stress Many studies show that reading (particularly from the mother’s relaxing voice) causes a baby’s fetal heart rate to lower.

Will reading to your baby in the womb make them smarter? Legend has it that cellist Pablo Casals started to sight-read a piece of music and soon realized he knew what was coming next, without reading it.

When should you start reading to your baby in the womb? At about six months along, a baby is already quite familiar with the sounds of the womb, from the mother’s heartbeat to digestive sounds.

Books to Read to Your Baby in the Womb Which books should you read? It’s completely up to you! Your favorite classics, mysteries, sci-fi, love stories – whatever you enjoy and feel comfortable reading aloud.

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