Holding a book and pointing out the pictures to your baby or toddler is a fun and easy way to build her cognition, including her language acquisition and reproduction skills. As your child gets older, read books that have simple stories in them. Choose books with large, bright pictures that your little one can see well. You can also make your own book with pictures of your child doing everyday things, such as taking a bath, eating a meal or sleeping. Older toddlers might enjoy making their own book by drawing the pictures and telling you what words to write.