Read with Enthusiasm

Reading to Babies Printable Poster

50 Ways to Read with Enthusiasm and Foster a Positive Reading Experience for Your Baby

Your baby brings you a book. S/he sits up on your lap and together you hardly get through two or three pages before s/he wants to get down. Does this sound familiar? Your baby might be at a stage where s/he is just more interested in exploring and that is fine but maybe you want to be a little more proactive because you know how important reading is. I wrote about encourage your baby’s interest in reading here. I wrote about reading with enthusiasm but what what does that mean in practical terms? What are some things you might actually be doing when reading with enthusiasm? If you would like some ideas and reminders print the following PDF poster and tack it up or keep it handy.

How to Read to Babies Printable Poster

Please share this poster with someone you think it could help and please share YOUR read-with-enthusiasm ideas!


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  1. Did you make that poster! It’s excellent! I would love to share it! It has some great ideas!

    For me, I just let the baby explore on his/her own. I just let them flip the pages back to front and front to back again. I encourage touching and feeling – but usually he has lost interest. So, we then move to whatever he wants to do.

    I’m going to try some of your ideas! You are fabulous!
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    • Thanks Lisa!
      I think letting baby take the lead is a good strategy. In my experience they won’t have it any other way!

    • That’s great! I notice I do a lot of louder/softer and “what’s gonna happen?!” as I feel like I’m losing them.

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