Literacybegins with language. And a baby’s language skills begin to develop at birth, through observing and listening to those around him or her. Speaking, reading and singing to a child from the day he or she is born dramatically improves language skills and vocabulary, which has impacts learning to read and write. You can help your child’s literacy skills grow right from the start.
That’s a great question and a great idea! It is never too early to expose your child and develop their love for books that will benefit and enhance all their early learning. In addition to the tactile experience that will create a love for reading books as they grow older, it is never too early to start reading aloud to your baby. Studies show that reading to your baby during the pregnancy fosters language and speech development as well as enhanced early bonding for the whole family.
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