Every baby born at FF Thompson Hospital receives a new book and gets information on the importance of reading to their child right from the start.
Story time should begin at birth and CRP has been donating a copy of “Read to Your Bunny” by Rosemary Wells since 2000 to each family upon discharge. Thompson’s Birthing Center Director describes reading as “a great bonding experience.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics states that reading to your newborn is a must: “Reading helps build your child’s vocabulary, stimulates his/her imagination, and improves his/her communication skills. In fact, the more you speak to your child from the get-go, the better it is for her growth and development.”