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Reading with your baby from birth: in pictures

0-17 months

Interact 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 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 where your baby can reach them.

Join the library – it’s free.

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