Exposing children to books early in life builds a great foundation for a love of reading. What books are best for each age?
Infants 0-6 months
Infants 6-12 months
Young Toddlers 12-24 months
Toddlers 2-3 years
Make reading time fun by creating funny voices for the characters in the book. Ask questions while reading (what color is the doggie?) and personalize the story when possible (do you think that doggie is bigger than our doggie?). Your child will learn from you that reading is fun!
Pointing to the words in the book and allowing your child to turn pages teach Early Literacy skills and will help your child transition into reading more easily.
There is no wrong way to read to your child. Have fun and remember to read to them every day!