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How To: Bring Your Child's Book to Life!

Reading to your child is essential for their language and cognitive development! Sharing books with them should begin as early as possible, and it can take many on different forms.

It is important to remember to incorporate specific reading styles for different ages and developmental stages. If you are sharing a book with a younger child with limited to no vocabulary, you might focus on pictures, patterns, gestures, and reinforcing eye contact. If your child is older with a more developed vocabulary, you might actually read the words, ask questions about main ideas, identify rhyming words, and help them decode some words.

No matter their age, the following tips are sure to engage and entertain your child during book time!