SHARE-ING Books is an Important Step for Babies!
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents begin reading with their babies as soon as possible after birth, when their brain is growing fast. Book sharing is a perfect way to build emotional connection, early language skills and a healthy routine of reading. Developed by a pediatrician, the evidence- based SHARE STEP method shows how to get the most out of every wonderful opportunity!
Snuggle on your lap.
Hands On - let your baby hold the book and learn how it works
Affection - show your baby that reading together is lovely!
Respond to what your baby does:
- Stretch word sounds so your baby can learn them
- Talk about the pictures
- Explore new word sounds in fun ways
- Patience - if your baby gets frustrated, stay calm and keep trying