Fun and games: Story time
Whether it’s the way you and your baby wind down at the end of a long, busy day, or one more another active and interactive activity in the middle of your day, reading together with your baby is not only a great way to bond, but also to explore new themes and learn, both about the world, and the vocabulary used to describe it.
It’s never too early to start reading with your baby, even if she doesn’t understand what you’re reading to her, or even what reading is yet. At this point in her life, it’s the sound of your voice that she will like, and as she grows, she will start to understand a little more of what that voice is actually saying.
Early adventures in reading together might go best if you choose books that your baby can interact with - since, at this age, most of the books geared to her have about one word per page, the story probably isn’t going to be the thing that holds her attention. Bright colors are a great place to start, but books that she can feel different textures on, pages with flaps she can lift and drop, and cloth or board books with heavy pages that she can turn with your help are all good bets for getting her engaged when story time comes around.
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