When you read, point to objects on the page. Your baby will soon begin to associate what he sees on the page with what you are saying, explains Egan.
Sing with your baby, and recite old familiar songs from your own childhood. There are also books based on I'm a Little Teapot and many other old favorites.
Books about the world around your baby — bees, flowers, animals — and books that incorporate sounds, such as animal sounds, are wonderful additions to your baby's growing library.
Photo-illustrated books featuring colors, simple objects and babies, such as I Love Colors and Baby Faces by Margaret Miller (Little Simon) offer opportunities to identify familiar items.