Sharing books with babies and young children

To help children develop a love of books, we need to share books in a way that captures their imagination and engages their attention. One way to do to this is to make book sharing fun and enjoyable – in a way that works for you and your family.

A woman and young girl laughing while reading a picture book

There’s no right or wrong way to share a story – the most important thing is to have fun together. Here are some tips to get you started, but see what works best for you and your family.

Sharing books with babies

Sharing books with toddlers and preschoolers

If you would like some ideas for more books to choose, try our book lists for children. Grouped by age and theme, there is something for everyone. Or you could ask at your local library - staff will be very happy to help.