Early Literacy - Babies

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Exploring books is one of the first steps to pre-reading.

Always have books around for your baby to explore.

Talk with your baby from the day he is born.

You are your baby’s first and best toy.

It’s never too early or too late to start sharing rhymes, songs, and books with your baby!

Babies bond with you when you share stories, songs, and rhymes together. These positive interactions stimulate your baby’s brain development by laying the foundation for future language, learning, and reading.

Play Let your baby explore books. Most babies discover books by playing with them and putting them in their mouths. A book is often a baby’s first toy.

Talk Talk to your baby about what you’re doing as you’re doing it. Respond to her expressions, movements, and sounds. This is how she communicates with you.

Sing Your baby loves the sound of your voice. Share songs and rhymes in the car, in the tub, on the bus, anywhere and everywhere.

ReadEnjoy a quiet time sharing a board book or simple picture book with your baby. Make book sharing a part of the daily routine.

Research shows that if you read, talk, sing, and share rhymes with your baby daily, he will be better prepared for kindergarten and reading.

It’s never too early or too late to start sharing books, rhymes, and songs with your baby.

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