The early years are critical in developing a lifelong love of reading.
It is never too early to begin reading to your child.
Read together every day. Make this a warm and loving time when the two of you can cuddle close.
Give everything a name. Build your child’s vocabulary by talking about interesting words and objects.
Say how much your enjoy reading. Talk about how you look forward to story time with them.
Read with fun in your voice. Read to your child with humour and use expression. Use different voices.
Be interactive. Discuss what’s happening with the picture books.
Read it again and again. Go ahead and read your child’s favourite book for the 100th time.
Point out print everywhere. Talk about the written words you see. Ask your child to find a new word in each outing.