Reading to your baby every day. Hearing words over and over helps your child become
familiar with them.
Using sounds, songs, gestures and words that rhyme to help your baby learn about
language and its many uses.
Pointing out the printed words in your home and other places you take your child,
such as the grocery store.
Taking children's books and writing materials with you whenever you leave home.
Creating a quiet, special place in your home for your child to read, write and
Setting a good example for your child by reading books, newspapers and magazines.
Limiting the amount and type of television you and your child watch. The time
and attention you give your child has many benefits beyond helping him be ready
for success in school.