Tips for reading with your child: * Your baby is growing by leaps and bounds. His first words are suddenly joined by several new ones, which he will say over and over again. Read together, explore the pictures, and name what people and things are doing. * Laugh a lot together-your child is developing a sense of humor and playfulness. Find words and other things that make her laugh. New ways to explore language include using humor and playing with music. Strike up a band using wooden spoons and create simple rhythms together.Hays, Anna Jane is the author of 'So Big!' with ISBN 9780375815379 and ISBN 0375815376.