To understand a story it helps to be able to tell a story. Encourage your child to talk about his day or the pictures in the book you’re reading. With older children, this may include asking leading questions, making up a story to go with the pictures, or discussing what might happen with the characters after the story is finished. But even with the younger child you can pause while looking at a picture book, ask a question and wait for a response from them. They may start babbling, they may not, but at the very least you are spurring them on to think about the story, to understand it, and to make it their own.
Baby Lit Bits are designed using the latest research to help adults find easy and manageable ways to help the babies in their lives get ready to read.