Karen Katz, award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books including the bestselling Where Is Baby’s Belly Button?, answers your concerns about reading to babies and toddlers.
Karen: As soon as he can hold a book! Start even if he doesn’t understand a word. Eventually, he’ll begin to understand words and that the words are symbols for the objects and that the objects tell a story and that is… a book!
Through reading, you are stimulating him to see, hear and touch, and begin to get to know this big world that is opening up to him. What is more amazing than the first time your baby shrieks “toes!” and points to his own?