Once your child has acquired a taste for their listening skills you should start to introduce a few books depending on their age but could even aim a bit higher. Once the book is available the child will probably make the connection between the lovely bedtime stories, the picture and the reader at the time. Curiosity will likely nudge them to open the book, hold it the right way and start to follow the words, hoping to recognize some of them with the images on the adjacent page. Pictures are very important for first-time readers as they will help your child to associate them with important characters, animals or objects.
The book will hopefully become a mainstay in your child’s list of favorite playthings. Although it is educational, you should not enforce reading but introduce it gradually. Hopefully, the books will replace or accompany other toys so do not be alarmed if they use them as they would cars or dolls, for example.>