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Reading to Babies (0-6 Months)

It’s never too early to begin reading to your child.  Reading together not only helps your child learn the sounds of letters and words but also helps to create a connection between you and your child. When you read, be expressive and ask questions about the pictures or the story. Be sensitive to your child’s attention span, as it may differ daily. The more fun you make the experience, the more your child will want to read. Find a book you enjoy and share the experience of reading together.


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