The most significant and important sound a baby hears while still in the womb is the sound of their parents’ voices. That doesn’t change as baby makes their debut; if anything, it’s the one anchor point of familiarity in a world that has entirely changed.
The benefits of speaking out loud to your little one abound, even long before they can grasp that the noises you are making actually have meaning. Beyond just talking to baby, reading to them, in particular, has a whole set of additional perks. Check out the infographic below for all the benefits of reading books to your baby.