We have read books to Riley from the beginning. First of all at the beginning finding things to do is hard, books can provide endless opportunities of things to do. While they are so young they may not understand the story but many of the books have a rhythm to them which babies can like and you can talk about the pictures with them too. I think it's just a good way to share time with your baby, for them to hear your voice and as the grow books will have more and more of a role in their development.
So... I have added a page for activities and books. I'll list the weekly activities there and some of our favourite books as we come across them. Feel free to add your favourite books and activities for rainy days and we can all share our ideas.