Share a picture in a book, magazine, or news article with your child. Be sure to point at what you’re looking at and chat about it. For example, “Look at the blue shirt the lady is wearin””I have one too” Or, “This is a picture of diapers, like the ones you wear” Let them pick the next picture and talk about what you see together.
See what your child is learning
Around age one or later, babies start to understand that pictures represent real things. As you connect pictures and real thing—especially things they know—you help them understand symbols. These chats are a critical step in learning to read later.