Looking at books together is fun for your baby, even when they’re very young.
To help build a love for books, you can build story time into your little one’s routine. When it’s done at the same time of day every day, your child will get used to the routine and look forward to reading.
Babies like looking at their favourite books often. They don’t mind how many times they’ve seen it. Try making time each day to go through your baby’s favourite book together. Doing the same thing at the same time each day builds good habits.
You can do this with any book your baby likes. Take story time to the next level by reading a 'touch and feel' book with your baby. Touch and feel books are picture books that have fun fabrics and textures inside. Your baby can follow the story and explore with the different textures. You can find these in any bookshop, or you can ask at your local library.
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Having a set time for reading will help your baby to recognise a routine, which helps them feel safe and secure.