Babies are never too young to enjoy sharing books
Even tiny babies enjoy stories and rhymes. Sharing books with babies and toddlers is a great way to help them learn about their world, and talking about the pictures will help your child begin to talk.
Try to make time to enjoy books every day – you can share books anywhere, anytime and a bedtime story is a lovely way to end the day.
Five ways you can help your child enjoy stories and rhymes
Take time to look together at the words and pictures in a story
Use your hands and face as well as your voice – your child will love to see you smiling
Use animal sounds like woof, growl and hoot – this will really help to bring the story to life
Stories and rhymes can be shared with the whole family so why not invite siblings or other family members to join in?
Don’t be shy, relax and enjoy – if you are having fun so will your child.