DSC_6872Reading aloud to your child can have a huge impact! Studies continue to prove that, even beginning as young as infancy, reading aloud not only creates a strong emotional parent-child connection, but it helps develop your child’s brain in so many important ways. Time Magazine highlighted amazing results from a brain scan study. When being read aloud to, a young child’s brain activity actually increases in the areas of visual imagery and language. Stated simply, reading aloud to your child is enjoyable exercise for his or her brain! Plus, it’s just just fun!

At Over the Moon, we feel strongly about getting books in to the hands and lives of young children. We have an extensive book collection that is handpicked and continuously updated by our staff members. Worried about a very young child damaging the pages of a book? That’s exactly why we LOVE and are proud to carry Workman Publishing’s line of Indestructible books. Stated perfectly by the company, they are books built for the way babies “read:” with their hands and mouths. Chew-proof, rip-proof and drool-proof, they’re printed on a unique 100% nontoxic, paperlike material that holds up to anything babies can throw at it—gumming, spilling, dragging across the floor.

We would love to help you select a collection of books perfect for you and your child to share together. Come see us!