Three-month-old Rubi sits in her baby seat looking at her mom. Rubi’s eyes focus on mom. She smiles and coos. Mom responds by singing to her baby. The baby’s lips move, and her mouth widens. The tone of Rubi’s cooing changes as she joins mom’s singing. She stops and listens as mom finishes the chorus.
Here is why singing, talking and reading to your baby is so important.
- The brain is unlike other organs in the body.
Like other organs, during pregnancy, a genetic “blueprint” guides the core structure of the brain. The location of the physical structures is pretty much the same in every person.
But unlike the heart or kidneys, the brain is not prepared at birth to operate the same way each day. The brain is the only organ in the body that continues to grow, develop and change in how it functions throughout your baby’s life. Continue Reading