Is it too early to begin reading to my 6-month-old?
It’s never too early to start.
While 6months may seem young to read to a baby, it is actually in these first monthsand years that early reading skills are developing. Literacy starts with a loveof, and interest in books.
The goal at this age is for your son to havepleasurable and positive experiences with books so that he wants to keeplearning about them.
So go ahead and provide your child with chunky board booksor soft cloth books that he can safely look at, chew on, and read with you. Choosing sturdy books like these means that you don’t have to say “no” or takethe book away, which may build negative feelings about book play.
Let himexplore books in the ways he knows how right now.