It’s easy to make reading with your child a positive and enjoyable experience; just follow your child’s lead! While it’s a good idea to add reading together as part of a daily routine, remember that it’s always okay to put a book down and come back to it later if your child does not seem to enjoy reading at that moment.
Notes from Story Time Category: Reading
By reading Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do with your child and pointing to some of the key words and pictures, you can demonstrate how the pictures correlate with the words. The final page asks a question which will generate dialogue with children.
Having your baby act out parts of a book is a good way to keep him/her engaged in reading. Have your baby flap their arms as they pretend to be a bird or wiggle like a snake as you read aloud Flip, Flap, Fly by Phyllis Root.
Reading rhyming books, such as Where’s Pup?, helps kids improve their oral language skills, which help them become readers. Rhyming is a fun and easy thing to incorporate into your day.
Use stuffed animals or puppets to sing songs, read stories, or talk to your baby. Even siblings can help with this fun activity! No puppets at home? Ask about our collection of puppets that can be checked out!