How to Read to Your Baby

  • Read together every day.
  • Find a comfortable place to cuddle up and read together.
  • Make reading together fun and relaxing.
  • Read slowly and naturally.
  • Make your voice expressive.
  • Point to familiar objects in books and name them.
  • Talk about the pictures, story and characters while you are reading.
  • Follow the words with your finger.
  • Let your baby grab, hold and play with books made from vinyl, soft cloth or sturdy cardboard.
  • Let your baby help turn the pages as you read together.
  • Watch your baby to determine when to continue reading and when to stop.
  • Don’t worry about reading the entire book as short, positive interactions are more important than long ones.
  • Read favourite books again and again.