read, speak, sing, and chant together. As you talk and sing, your infant hears the sounds of language. These words and sounds eventually become part of their vocabulary. Read to your infant every day, and over time, their attention span will grow, along with an enjoyment of stories and the spoken word. Your infant learns so much as you share books, including how to hold a book and turn pages. Every story, rhyme, song, and chant helps build a solid foundation for a lifetime of literacy.
Infants between four and twelve months are primed and ready to engage and learn. This is a stage of your baby’s life in which fine and gross motor development improve, along with their vision.…more
Receptive language (understanding what they hear) is better developed than expressive language (being able to respond). Your infant’s social and emotional reactions also blossom as they interact with others. Because infants learn by hearing, watching, and doing, books and songs are a natural pathway for learning.
Because most infants haven’t developed the attention span needed for enjoying entire picture books, choose infant-friendly books that have:…more
The types of books infants especially enjoy touching include:
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Remember! It is never too late to begin reading to your child! Start a lifelong love of reading together...today.