Babies Need Words Every Day...so READ to them!
Children learn new words, letters, and sounds when you talk, read, sing, and write together. Play allows children to practice everything they've learned!
Here are some practical ways to READ to your baby:
- Read or recite a rhyme aloud to your baby. Your baby learns words from the rich language.
- Read to your child every day. It's okay if your baby gets restless. You can finish the book later.
Read more about how the Babies Need Words Every Day initiative from the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) is working to bridge the 30 Million Word Gap to support family literacy and learning across all backgrounds.