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How to Read to Your Baby

 by: Rachel Paxton

When my twin boys were born, I was very excited to read to them.

They had received a lot of neat books as gifts, and I was looking

forward to sharing their books with them.

What I wasn't expecting was them not focusing on a book for more

than a second or two so I could read to them! Reading to babies

can be challenging when there are so many things in the world to

explore, but here are some tips that have worked for me.

There are many different types of books available for babies.

Board books and cloth books work best for babies so they can

handle them and drool on them without doing much damage to them.

If your baby isn't interested in one type of book, keep

introducing different books until you find one he is interested

in. One of my sons loves books with pictures of real babies in

them. He loves to look at their smiling faces. For Christmas he

received a board book called "Tom Arma's Paw Print Parade". Tom

Arma (a famous baby photographer) has a new line of baby board

books available at http://www.amazon.com. My son has another

board book called "Happy Baby Words" from

http://www.priddybooks.com. This book pictures babies getting

dressed, eating, etc. He loves to look at the pictures in that


My other son loves cloth books. Sesame Street has a book called

"Get Dressed with Elmo" that is his favorite. This book is

available at http://www.softplayforkids.com. This is an

interactive book where a toddler can zip zippers, fasten buttons,

attach velcro, etc. A baby can't do these activities, of course,

but my son loves to flip the soft pages and play with the items

in the book.


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About The Author

Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom of four. For more

inspirational articles and tips for everyday living, visit