By this age, your little one is all set for some reading! The key to reading readiness during the early years is indirect instruction. This involves introducing your child to books and print in a way that gets your child excited about the stories they contain.
Show them that books are fun!
Basically, your job is to show your child that books are important and fun. The best way to accomplish this is by reading to your child.
As early as 6 months, babies enjoy looking at simple board books with pictures and labels. Between the ages of 1 and 2, repetitive and rhyming books are most likely to capture your child’s interest, and between 2 and 3, they will begin to enjoy books with more text and simple story lines.