READING TO BABIES
It is never too early to read to your baby! Start reading today!
You are the most important person to your baby. Your baby responds to your voice and emotions more than to anyone else’s!
Reading is a special time to connect and bond with your baby.
The more you read, sing, and talk with your baby, the more your baby’s brain will develop and make important connections. Over time, this means that your baby will process information faster.
Your baby will learn a lot! Your baby will hear and begin to understand speech and language.
Reading, talking, and singing with your baby from the earliest days will help your baby’s brain develop to its full potential and help your baby be successful in school.
Sit or lie with your baby in a comfortable and quiet place with a few books.
Give your baby your full attention. Turn off your phone and avoid distractions.
Have a conversation with your baby using the book.
Describe and point to pictures in the book.
Make the story come to life. Talk about the characters and their personalities.
Read with emotion and change your voice to interest your baby.
As your baby gets older, notice when your baby wants the page turned.
Stick with it! Even if your baby seems to not be paying attention, reading to your baby is extremely helpful!
Read with your baby every day! Your baby will learn this is a special time.