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Pre-reading is definitely possible at 11 months. A bilingual child whom I take care of has been happily "reading" the logos of cars since about that age. As we walked down the street, I would point out the logo of each car and say "Audi" or "Mitsubishi" or whatever. Very soon, he was making identifiably unique noises for several ...


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Use books with good pictures as well as good stories In English children's books, I thoroughly recommend the various Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler books. Individually they're OK, but together they're brilliant. The illustrations not only show visually what the words are talking about, but also have a bunch of other details. Half the interaction when ...


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In our experience, the main reading-promoting activities at this early age were limited to reading aloud to children. We used good quality books with lots of pictures, often board books. Having the parent engaged in reading is important, so we always had a good supply of children's books that were also interesting to adults. At its best, reading to children ...


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when to start reading books to a child As soon as it's fun for everyone involved. 11 months is fine if you and your daughter enjoy it. and attempt teaching reading? Too early. At 11 month you should focus mainly on spoken word. Don't make it a chore or something with a learning goal. Cuddle, tickle, talk, look at pictures, play around with words, be silly....


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I am in a similar situation: I speak to my child in Russian, while the language of the other parent and the country is French, and the other parent does not understand Russian. The child is nearing 3 years and speaks excellent French, while using Russian words only occasionally. They do understand me very well and can explain (or sometimes literally ...


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