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Share This Book

"We share a book. What does it do? Hold it, pat it - taste it, too!"

Reading with children early and often, starting as soon as possible after they're born, has many proven health benefits. At first, it may seem hard to do. Do they understand? What's the best way? The first STEP is to SHARE: S - Snuggle! H- Hands On! A- Affection (show lots)! R - Respond (Think STEP: Stretch, Talk, Explore, Patience)! E - Enjoy! Developed by a pediatrician, the research-backed SHARE STEP method helps babies and their grownups get the most out of every reading opportunity, beginning at birth. Simple text and high-contrast illustrations, perfect for developing eyes and brains, show how it works. Share this book—and many more—to build a love of reading to last a lifetime!


What is the SHARE STEP Method?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents begin reading with their babies as soon as possible after birth,  when their brain is growing fast. Book sharing is a perfect way to build emotional connection, early language skills, and a healthy routine of reading. Developed by a pediatrician, the evidence-based SHARE STEP method shows how to get the most out of every wonderful reading opportunity!

--- Snuggle on your lap. 
---Hands on --> Let your baby hold the book and learn how it works. 
---Affection --> Show your baby that reading together is love-ly. 
---Respond to what your baby does: 

            ---S-t-r-e-t-c-h word sounds so your baby can learn them--- Snuggle on your lap. 
            ---Talk about the pictures.
            ---Explore new word sounds in fun ways. 
            ---Patience --> If your baby gets frustrated, stay calm and keep trying. 

---Enjoy --> Most of all, have fun!





Publication Information

List Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-936669-67-7
Publication Date: September 2018
Format: Board book
Dimensions: 5.5" x 5.5"
Page Count: 14
Ages: 0-3

About the Author: 

Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician and clinical researcher at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Reading and Literacy Discovery Center. His research interests include reading, screen time, and early brain development. He is passionate about the power of books to help children understand, imagine, learn, and grow. 

About the Illustrator: 

Christina Brown is an illustrator from Lafayette, Louisiana. She loves baby everything, homemade cookies, and sleeping in late on Saturdays. SHARE This Book is her debut children's book.