When you begin teaching your baby to read, your mind may be overflowing with ideas of all the things you can teach your baby. There is no limit to what your baby can learn. I have found that babies really enjoy learning geography. You can accomplish this easily by getting a United States puzzle and building it with your baby. As you lay each piece, just point to the name of the state and tell your baby the capital and before you know it, your baby will be able to name all 50 US States and capitals, as well as read each one.
If you would like to make it even more fun you can play music that teaches the states and capitals as you sing along. I have used this with my older children to teach geography. I quickly discovered that my one year old soon knew all the states and capitals as well. The song we like is “The 50 States and Capitals Song” by Musical Recall. There entire CD teaches things like the US Presidents, The Continents Song, and 7 Days a Week. You can listen to a sample of it here at Musical Recall Samples. I recently posted a video entry called “Smarty Pants Dance”. It shows a little girl, about 18 months old, pointing out the states for her daddy.