Hi and welcome to my Pram Jam blog. This month I am going to write about the importance of reading and singing to your baby. It is one of the most important and enjoyable things you can do with your baby.

Talking and singing helps your baby’s development and gets your baby familiar with different sounds and words. It is also a great way to bond with your baby. Some tips on helping you make the most of reading time with your little one:

  • try and make it a routine,
  • try and find a quiet space so your baby can hear your voice,
  • try funny noises and sounds, and
  • hold your baby close to you so that he/she can see your face and the book.

There are so many books to choose from, but babies generally enjoy books that have good rhymes, rhythm and repetition. The repetition and rhyming helps them learn. Pick books with bright colours that have big pictures.

These are some of the  books I have chosen:

Read me a story : help your child fall in love with books / Alison Davies

read me a story - Copy

Big and soft by Britta Teckentrup

 

 

big and small

Bedtime Baby illustrated by Alicia Padron

bedtime baby

 

The rhyme I have chosen is:

Five Little ducks

Five little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only four little ducks came back.

Four little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only three little ducks came back.

Three little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only two little ducks came back.

Two little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only one little duck came back.

One little duck
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But none of the five little ducks came back.

Sad mother duck
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
The sad mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack.”
And all of the five little ducks came back.

If you have any books or rhymes that you would like to share with us please comment below.