From the moment a child is born, the best thing you can do is to talk to him or her as much as possible. Babies start to learn language immediately, which will eventually help them begin to talk. Talking to children also helps them learn and make sense of the world around them.
- Make reading every day an enjoyable, routine activity.
- Ask questions before and during reading to engage your child’s mind.
- Let children see you reading—get caught!