The Birth of a Book Habit

Reading Activities

  • Regularly read books to your baby, pointing to the pictures as you read and engaging her by changing your voice for different characters. Invite your little one to participate by encouraging her to laugh or act surprised by the story, touch the pictures, and turn the pages.
  • Did you know The West Bloomfield Township Public Library has a wonderful brochure about the best books to read to babies. Ask a youth librarian for the 60 best books to read to babies brochure and register for babytime or ask a friendly youth librarian for your copy today.
  • Read a book and describe the pictures. Read aloud to your baby in a calming tone. At this age, it does not matter what you are reading as long you read with expression using parentese and make frequent eye contact with your baby.

For more suggestions and activities on Raising a Reader, follow our Grow Up Reading™ Board on Pinterest

Library Director:  Clara Nalli Bohrer    |    Youth Services Coordinator:  Jill Bickford    |    Early Childhood Specialist:  Emily Vickers

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