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Helpful tips to engage your baby in reading.

What You Need:

• Cloth or board books with sturdy pages that have simple, colorful pictures

What To Do:

1. Read lots of books with bright, colorful pictures.
2. Talk about and point to each picture. For example, “This dolphin is big. This myna bird is small.”
3. As your child gets older, encourage her to participate. Let your baby touch the books and point to pictures.
4. Ask questions like “What does the dog say?” Then follow with a simple answer: “The dog says ‘Bow wow.’”
5. Remember that babies’ attention spans differ greatly; young babies can pay attention for only a few seconds!