Although babies don't yet understand, my mom used to read me stories when I was one. I tried to argued her that it was useless and she was just wasting time and effort for doing so. But she said back that I might not be able to understand it, but I am able to be familiarized with the sound, the tone, the enunciation of the ways she told the stories, the sonority and the beauty of speaking. And I realized that it's not important if the babies can't understand; what's important is the environment with which they are growing up and developing. She read stories to me so the culture and the effect will become part of my development.