How to Introduce Baby to Books

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Make it a habit to read several times during the day when you're in a relaxed mood and your baby is receptive to stories, such as after a nap or just before bedtime. Hold the book about 12 inches from his face so he can easily see the pictures. Start reading to him for just a few minutes, and gradually increase the time to get him used to the idea of looking at books. And remember, it's never too early to start. Even a newborn will enjoy cuddling in your arms and listening as you talk.

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