One of my best tips to support children’s speech and language development, and reading development is to use books daily with your children. Yes, I mean ‘use books’…not just read them! Use the story in the book as a catalyst for teaching. You can talk about the pictures and point out what you see. You can talk about what might happen next and what you would do if it happened to you! You can relate the story to your own lives. Find letters that are in your name and comment when you hear rhyming words. See if you can make up some other rhyming words. Books are so powerful for teaching! And, there’s not a lot else that beats snuggling up together with a book.