Our daughter is 11 months old and raised in a bilingual home. Our goal is to teach her to read in my native language first. To help with this, I bought fridge magnets in my language's alphabet, alphabet cubes, and books.
I have shown and spoken out loud the pronunciation of various letters and words using the magnets/cubes/books, but, unsurprisingly, she just wants to play with these.
Am I starting too early and should wait a bit (about how long?) or, should I keep at it anyways and it will show results later?
I am also a professional musician and let her sit near or on my lap when I practice, so she just gets exposed to the music. Should I do similarly with reading at this point--some sort of natural exposure vs constructive teaching attempts?