Here are some tests that many parents have used to determine if their babies are reading. The tests are in order from easier to harder. Only check to see if your baby can read if she or he is in the mood and only do this activities in a fun, loving manner. It is important to learn what your baby knows or doesn’t know because that can influence how you teach your child. For example, if your child can already read many words, then you will want to teach new words. If your child can’t yet read the words, then you will probably want to repeat the words more frequently.