How to fully engage your baby in the book

Tips for reading to your baby:

  • Engage him in the book by singing the words.
  • Get on his level so you are face to face while reading.
  • Use expression and different voices and make faces while you read.
  • You don’t have to read the words. You can describe the pictures.
  • Ask him questions while you read then pause for an answer. Even if he can’t talk yet, allow him time to vocalize.
  • Talk about how the characters are feeling. “The bear is sad. Why is he sad?”
  • Use a prop such as a stuffed animal to interact with your baby while you read the book.