By Raising Children Network with Let’s Read
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Interact with your baby

hold baby close; talk about what you're doing; sing with your baby.
  • Hold your baby close so she can hear your voice and see your face.
  • Talk about what you and your baby are doing.
  • Sing and help your baby bounce and move to the rhythm.

Talk with your baby

Repeat sounds; name things your baby sees; share stories
  • Repeat sounds your baby makes.
  • Name the things your baby looks at and points to.
  • Share lots of stories in any language.

Read books

Look at books together; keep books within reach; join the library
  • Look at books together.
  • Keep books where your baby can reach them.
  • Join the library – it’s free.
  • Last updated or reviewed 30-03-2015
  • Acknowledgements This resource was developed in collaboration with Let’s Read: