The shared experience of reading together with children will show them that books are fun and enjoyable. A positive attitude towards books will make them more likely to want to learn to read on their own.
Things to Do
Choose a time when your baby is relaxed and happy.
Speak in a pleasant voice with lots of inflection. The way you read can really make the words come alive.
Point to pictures and talk about them.
Hold the book so your baby can see the words and pictures clearly.
Reread your baby’s favorites whenever asked.
Read to your child while he or she is playing - you may think they’re not listening, but they probably are.
Keep reading times short and fun.
Books to Read
Use the books mentioned here to help build your child's lifelong love of reading. Reserve all of them.