From the moment babies enter this world they are learning. At this stage many early literacy skills are being developed by simply providing a loving, nurturing environment of care and attention.
While they may not understand language yet, it is still very important to talk, sing, read and play with infants every day. Below are some ideas on including early literacy in your baby's care.
TALKING with Babies
Chat with your baby! Your child might not be able to produce words yet, but they are learning a lot about language as they hear you speak and observe your responses to their coos and caas.
SINGING with Babies
Singing is great for brain development; babies love to hear the sound of your voice and to be near you.
You don't have to be musical to sing with your child! Here are some suggestions for incorporating singing throughout your day:
READING with Babies
Create positive experiences with books. Cozy up and share a story!
WRITING with Babies
Every time your baby reaches, grabs, pinches, and grasps they are developing the fine motor skills needed to write.
PLAYING with Babies
Play is a powerful tool in supporting infant brain development, and another way infants learn about the world around them.