Try to encourage babies to look at books on their own from an early age. Even if they only play with them at first.
To give your child or the child you are caring for a sense that books are an essential part of life, it’s a good idea to put a favourite book in your bag every time you go out, so children always have something to look at. Bear in mind that children are much more likely to look at books themselves if they see you reading for pleasure yourself.
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