Read to Babies
Long before children are readers, they learn to associate pleasure with reading when they share this experience with a loving adult. So even a one-week old baby will benefit when you read to them! The first—and best—tip for sharing books with the very young is to have fun together. Snuggle, vary your voice, and point to pictures as you read. Remember that reading a few minutes at a time is appropriate and that you do not need to read every page of a book or even finish it. Babies may want to grab and even mouth the book. When you let your child explore books in a variety of ways, the reading experience will be even more meaningful.