By now, you should hopefully be reading some simple picture books to your baby (see Simple Reading). We noted you should pose questions in a dialogue like manner to get your baby familiar with that type of reading interaction.
While your baby still will not understand the meaning behind the words he hears, it is still important to ask open-ended questions. Practice asking questions that require more thought ( e.g. "How does the dinosaur clean up his room?"). Eventually (around 18+ months), your baby will be answer your more open-ended questions and understand the meaning of words you have introduced.
At 9+ months, your baby may want you to reread a story several times - go for it! Reading a story multiple times really helps your baby retain what he has just heard. Keep it fun!
Learning and Development Skills:
- Cognitive, Problem Solving and Memory
- Language Development and Vocabulary