Reading to children has many benefits. A wise fairy tale, story or poem is a very valuable gift that we can give a toddler, regardless of his age and interests. Fairy tales develop a child's creative imagination, allow to strengthen the bond between a parent and a few-year-old child, support the development of speaking and facilitate falling asleep.
Theoretically, the dispute under the title "it used to be so-today completely different" does not make much sense. Nobody is objective enough and fair enough. There is also no such force that would take us back to a just past era. The problem is that many mothers still hear how well they have it and what paradise they live in today.
When the child's development is harmonious, there is no need to support infants by showing contrasts. Of course, you can do this to spend time with your baby in an interesting, quite different way. The book "Little genius" will be especially useful when, for medical reasons, it is recommended to support the development of the sense of sight.
You can sometimes hear the statement that something must be true, because the child would not lie. Unfortunately, as it turns out, this is a very wrong assumption. Children lie, and often. They fantasize, distort facts, tell fake stories. At parents, every catch of a toddler telling untruths is worrying.
One of the biggest childhood "nightmares"? Certainly, forcing you to greet the "Auntie" you just met, smiling at the lady in the greengrocer, or hugging a person who you don't even feel like getting close to. Because it falls out, because it must be done, because culture requires it. Although many parents are moving away from the obligation to say hello, it is still the case that some try to make the child "more open" to others by some tricky ways.
A five-month-old child is a small acrobat who loves playing and exploring the surrounding world. He easily puts his feet in his mouth, looks at every toe with interest. It also helps when changing clothes - straightening the arms and lifting the bottom while putting on pants. Most of the kids at this stage are already strongly attached to their parents and to friends after a long time, when they strive for it.