Reading with babies:
Get on your tummy if baby is already on the ground & select brightly colored illustrations & baby board books. As baby starts to gain a stronger neck & core, choose only sturdy board books or indestructible books* (link below) to read with baby (they can rip or chew on these things & the indestructible books are resilient) as baby sits on your lap (against your stomach.) Soon enough, they will reach out and start to grab the book or the pages; this is beautiful, as it teaches babies how to interact with books!
I'm Katie Storey. I'm a former elementary school teacher (4th grade was the grade I primarily taught) & I love reading!