One of the features of “Read with me” program is to read with babies and toddlers. There is a widespread belief in the society, especially among poor and deprived families, that it considers the newborns not to be in need of any kind of program except feeding, sleeping and cleaning. If these families were aware that a two year old baby’s brain size becomes two times bigger than when they are born, then they would believe that babies and newborns would have the best and the greatest opportunity to learn from the environment and family in this period. “Read with me” program tries to expand the activities regarding reading with babies and toddlers in the society in undeserved areas for mothers and fathers not to keep silent at this valuable time, during the first two years, and read with them; Because the child is immersed in the world of words from the very beginning of their lives, by speaking and reading books for them. Every word you speak or read to your baby creates a brain connection that can make your baby’s brain mature. These words feed the baby’s brain.

Now it has been proven that the baby can hear during the last months of pregnancy and is learning words from the moment of birth. Children start talking when they are about two years old. In fact, the baby’s brain from the moment of birth up to two years is learning a language used in the environment, so learning reading and writing skills does not start from the time that school begins, but they are learning and discovering the world of words since birth.

Whenever you read repeatedly to a baby, their brain absorbs information and forms, the basis of literacy for their entire life and introduces them to the pleasure of reading. Dialogues and oral reading for the baby is a good way to support every aspect of the child’s growth and a valuable investment in the child’s learning, especially for their success in reading and bonding with books.

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