As your baby enters the home stretch of her first year of life, she may be starting to experiment with standing, cruising along furniture, or perhaps even taking her first steps. (Children begin walking anytime between 9-18 months, so don’t be surprised if your baby still prefers crawling as her means of transportation.)
You might find it difficult to keep your little explorer sitting still long enough to share a story, but there will be points throughout the day when she tuckers out and needs some down time. Seize these opportunities—usually just prior to naptime or bedtime—and pull her into your lap with a book.
Babies of this age will begin to engage more with books, pointing out favorite pictures and turning pages. Even when it’s not story time, you may find your little one alone in a corner immersed in a book.