- Reading is a great routine for a child to start at a young age. Hearing new words and seeing colorful pictures will stimulate your baby's brain. Make reading part of your routine: during playtime, before nap, before bedtime. These are all great bonding as well as learning moments.
- If your baby is very young, reading can be simply describing pictures, colors, shapes; without reading the written words. Describe everything you see! “That ball is blue. It bounces so high.”
- While reading a book, use different voices. The voices will help your baby learn tone of voice while reading but also draw them to the book and written word. You can also use different tones while singing songs. The itsy bitsy spider is a great song to try; then do the great big spider with a deeper, louder voice and the teeny, tiny spider with a high quiet voice.