Babies
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.
  • Read books that have rhyme, rhythm, or repetition such as nursery rhymes since the sound of the language is especially important to infants who cannot yet focus on pictures very well.
  • Help increase vocabulary by playing "What's that?" or "Where's the ball?" when reading books together. Ask lots of questions.
  • Skills Learned: Language development, listening skills, Rhyming, repetition.


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