How important is it to read to your new little bundle of joy? We say it is very important.
Buying story books for your baby is a great idea, as you can read to your little one every night. The more you read to your baby the quicker they begin to recognise your voice and a strong bond is formed. Although they may not understand the story as new born babies, the more you read to them the more they begin to develop and understand language, tone and even body language. As they start to grow older, they will be able to join in with reading the stories with you and eventually this will lead to them reading to you. Reading is a great skill to learn as early as possible as it will only improve their development.
Buying books which also include touch and feel components, such as fur or velvet, further improves their development as it gets them learning and interacting as curiosity starts to kick in.