I introduced my baby to books when she was 3 months old. We started with the lovely Ladybird series of Touch and Feel Books. Her first was ‘This Little Kitten’. Every-time I said ‘This Little Kitten’s Name is…’ she would give out this cute giggle. It’s amazing how fascinated she was with the book. We could read it over 20 times a day and she would be equally excited at every read. The most interesting thing is that her first few words actually included words from the book. For example, she would mumble ‘Pickle’ which was the name of one of the kittens. She is 3 now, and is soon expecting her sibling. She often says, ‘Mama I will read this book for my new baby!’
Reading books has been her favorite activity ever since. Books have now become our meal-time companions, and my daughter now says ‘Mamma I want lots of books’ We read a minimum of 5-7 books/day and wherever we go we carry a book along!
I’m keenly waiting to buy a Kindle for my child as I know it’s going to be one of her best gifts ever. That way she will never run out of books and her book reading habits will just get stronger. The Kindle gives access to a whole repertoire of picture books and classics and hence will be a great investment for the kids. Besides, the parental control that the kindle has gives me confidence that the child has access to the right content when we are not around.
A Kindle really comes to the rescue on vacation, since you need not carry books in bulk and you are sure that your child will not run out of books. It’s also a great way to build a child’s vocabulary as you can just tap on any word to get the meaning. A Kindle for kids just helps in building a child’s interest towards reading as they can download books and information of their interest anywhere and anytime! http://www.amazon.in/dp/B0186FF45G/ref=nav_shopall_k_KiNew