As you read together, you can celebrate the special moments in your child’s development.

If you are reading with your baby, you might:

  • Tell him about how much he is growing, just like Marty! (“Look, you can clap your hands together now!”)
  • Cuddle her close and say what you love about her.
  • Point to and talk about what’s happening in the pictures.
  • Read it again! Babies love repetition and hearing their parents’ voices.

If you are reading with your toddler, you might:

  • Tell her about how much she is growing!
  • Cuddle him close and say what you love about him.
  • Talk about what she was doing at Marty’s age and all she can do now.
  • Encourage her to help you turn the pages.

If you are reading with your preschooler, you might:

  • Talk about how much he is growing!
  • Cuddle her close and say what you love about her.
  • Talk about what he was doing at Marty’s age and all he can do now.
  • Help build language skills by asking questions as you read (“What was your favorite toy when you were Marty’s age?”) and talking about the pictures.