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Sharing books with babies

It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies says Liz Attenborough, director of the 'Talk to Your Baby' campaign (National Literacy Trust).

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Play and learn

An early introduction to books helps children understand what a book 'does' - that it has pages that turn, colours and shapes, and here, different elements to explore. Watch this to see just how amazing books can be! This eight month old baby is playing with an Amazing Baby 'Touch and Play' book.

Touching and tasting books

Books that have tactile elements that baby can touch / crush / stroke are particularly helpful in keeping them engaged as young children learn so much about their world through their sense of touch. Here, an eight month old baby is exploring a Ladybird 'Baby Touch' book.

Early start

This video shows how even the youngest of children enjoy an early introduction to books. Books that attach to buggies, like this, are especially useful for keeping youngsters entertained while you're out and about.

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Book of the week

Max and the Millions

Ross Montgomery

Max and the Millions

~ Babies & Toddlers
~ Pre School
~ Early Readers
~ Confident Readers
~ Young Adult

Meet the Author

Steven Butler - who also hosts the World Book Day celebrations - has written his own book, The Nothing To See Here Hotel, about trolls, goblins and giant spiders... It is also very funny with bags of appeal for children aged 8+.

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