We all know that reading to your child is extremely important. However, many new parents are unaware that you can begin this routine as soon as your little one is in the womb! While your infant might not be following any storylines just yet, the act of reading aloud to your baby has a host of benefits. At around 27 weeks gestation, your baby will be able to hear the sounds outside of the womb. Research has shown that reading to your infant while still in utero can help promote brain activity and encourage overall literacy and language development. Your baby will begin to recognize your voice the more you read and sing to him or her. Doing so can also help foster a bond between you and your unborn child.
If you’re not sure where to begin, this selection of baby books to read to your baby in the womb is the perfect place to start. From heartfelt poetry to humorous anecdotes, these books will guide your earliest interactions with your littlest pride and joy.