- Be a model reader. If your baby watches and listens to you read, they will witness the importance of reading first hand and hopefully mimic your habits.
- Visit the West Bloomfield Township Public Library and check out books from the 60 Best Books for Babies book list. The list provides books with wonderful colors, interactive stories and ways to interact with your baby as you read.
- While reading a book, use different voices. The voices will help your baby learn tone of voice while reading but also draw them to the book and enjoy reading. You can also use different tones while singing songs. The itsy-bitsy spider is a great song to try; then do the great big spider with a deeper, louder voice and the teeny, tiny spider with a high quiet voice.