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  • Picking up small things—peas, cheerios or even their toes—build the fine motor skills babies need to turn the pages of board books.
  • Repetition is great. Don’t be afraid to sing or read the same books every day.

Board books vs. bored books
Even the best books can start to get old on the 50th go-round. Try singing, or even rapping, them to keep them fresh.

For inspiration, I give you the awesomeness of Ludacris performing “Llama Llama”:

Ailen is the Managing Editor at ParentsTogether. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two spirited boys.