Your child learns best from what you say and do, so read everything you can out loud. Read signs outside, recipes, or ads in a magazine. Be sure to point! Does your child imitate any of your words or sounds? Does he/she point, too? Go back and forth with him/her, pointing and reading out loud.
By introducing your child to different types of things to read, you help him/her make the earliest connections between written words and what they stand for. This kind of back and forth conversation, even before your child has words, is building his/her communication skills.