Reading to your infant is an enjoyable way to help your infant explore the world around them.
A story with a few sentences and beautiful, colorful pictures is perfect for infants. After you read the page to your child, take time to talk about the picture. Identify the colors. Talk about what is happening on the page. Ask your infant a question.
The benefits of reading at this age are tremendous. Reading time is a time to bond with your infant. Your infant will enjoy hearing your voice. Reading to your infant helps:
• Develop language skills
• Expose your infant to the world through books
• Create positive emotions attached to reading
Your infant will receive the benefits regardless of how well you read. Your infant is not going to correct you if you make a mistake. The fact that you are spending this quality time reading to your infant is all that is important.
So get started. Find a book you both enjoy, sit back, relax and read.