It starts early if you let it. the addiction, the vacant stare, the cravings for more and more...so what is this supposed menace to children? Reading! You are your child's first teacher and only you can show he or she the joy that reading can bring to a life. Intellectual curiosity, improved vocabulary, and a healthy imagination are just a few wonderful byproducts of reading to or with your child.
At the very youngest ages thick board books with simple pictures and only a word or two on each page are perfect for standing up to drool and familiarizing your child to the process associating words with visual representations.
As they mature your child will enjoy narrative story telling - a plot with identifiable situations and actions and most importantly this will lead to them reading on their own.
An invaluable skill that begins with that one first book.
Products to check out:
Penguin Group: Mr. Men Little Miss Books
Harper Collins: Goodnight Moon Board Book
Harper Collins: I Can Read! Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia