Sharing a book with your baby or toddler is a great way to bond, plus it helps build important early literacy skills, such as listening, growing vocabulary and understanding. You can help by looking together at the pictures and pointing out a few things – ask your child to turn the page or point to the flowers.
Encourage your child with questions and respond to what she says. Help your child expand his thoughts by asking “wh” questions, such as “Where is the dog?’ or ‘What does a dog say?” Don’t forget, it’s okay to be silly and playful and know that your child may only interact with a few pages of the book at a time. You’ll be surprised at all the talking you’ll do and the fun you’ll have together!