When Children are exposed to books they learn the following 7 concepts:

1. Books are for enjoyment
2. To turn pages in the right direction.
3. The correct way to hold a book, that there is a front and a back end to a book.
4. That print carries a message
5. That the pictures link to the message being read.
6. Where to begin reading a page.
7. That print moves left to right and top to bottom

As you read to your child use a lot of expression so the child becomes captivated and excited about the events. It will help keep your child engaged.

As you read slide your finger along the print showing the left to right; top to bottom movement of print.

Ask questions as you read the story so you can track whether your child is comprehending what the story is about.