Reading out loud to your child is one of the best things you can do in preparation for school and to help him or her develop a love of learning and strong language skills. If your baby is 6 months old or younger, you can boost the benefits of reading out loud to Bub by choosing black and white baby books as young babies and newborns respond best to high-contrast black and white images.
Want to give the baby in your life the best start? One of the best things you can do as a parent is to read to your child from birth.
Most children’s books contain lots of brightly coloured pictures though. This is great for older children but for the best brain development, research shows that babies up to 6 months of age need high contrast, black and white images.
The personalised ‘Where’s My Teddy?’, K. M. Wade’s first book for newborns, is specifically designed to stimulate babies’ vision and hearing. The bold black and white pictures will capture the attention of even the youngest children while the rhythm and repetition of the story build their literacy skills. Each book is customised to your child so older children will also be thrilled when they discover that the person who has lost their teddy shares the same name as them.