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My little girl is just six months old and has a Bookstart bag. I’m really keen for her to read as I want her to do well when she starts school, but I don’t quite know where to start

There’s nothing nicer and more important than reading with your baby. Settle down comfortably at any time of the day and share a board book with her. Don’t worry if she can only concentrate for a few minutes at first, just read and talk about the book for as long as she’s happy. Soon she’ll be pointing to pictures, trying to turn the pages and join in as much as she can.

Move on to picture books, nursery rhymes and more and give her a love of books that will make her keen to read as she gets older. Enjoy sharing books as often as you can and sign her up as a library member to get access to endless wonderful books.

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