They say is important to read books early to your baby, but how do you read to her when her attention span is so short? and if you are in a bilingual home, which language do you pick to read?

I made a video to show you how to read a book to a baby in a bilingual home. This is how I read to my baby and how I include a second language (Spanish) in this activity.

Video | How to read a book to a baby

Reading to babies and infants is one of the most important developmental exercises parents can do. #ReadAcrossAmerica Click To Tweet

You do not have to read the words to tell a story. Try “reading” the pictures in a book for your child. confused? Click on the video and I’ll show you how.

Reading to your baby begins to teach her to recognize the sounds and rhythm of language. Reading is a great way to bond with your baby and to feel that cuddling with you and reading books is comforting and fun.

Studies show that children who are routinely read to from a young age develop improved language skills and increased interest in reading #kidsthatread Click To Tweet
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Reading in a bilingual Home

“Some children learn two languages from birth (simultaneous bilingualism), and some children may learn one language from birth at home, adding the second language a few years later when they enter kindergarten (sequential bilingualism)” Source

“Being bilingual did not slow down or confuse children when it came to reading – in fact, bilingual kids were good readers and even showed some advantages over their monolingual peers.”

Bold.expert

Books references:

Baby MacDonald – Buy at Amazon.com

Oink, Moo, Meow Buy at Amazon.com

Spin a song – the wheels on the bus Buy at Amazon.com

Other Book Recommendations:

Noisy farm – Buy at Amazon.com

Ditti bird interactive books – Buy at Amazon.com

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