Birth to One-Year-Olds

Babies are busy exploring their world. Make sure books are part of your baby's everyday experience. Reading to your baby and giving him books as toys will help him grow into a reader. Babies develop early literacy skills as you talk, play and sing together.

  • As you read to your baby, he’s learning how to hold a book and turn the pages.
  • Use book sharing as a time to cuddle and bond. Your baby will grow up having positive feelings about reading.
  • Nursery rhymes introduce babies to many different sounds. Sing The Itsy Bitsy Spider to your baby and add finger actions.
     
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  • Point out and name things in books, at the grocery store, everywhere! Helping your child learn new words will help with reading later on.

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