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BABYREAD: Reading is a hug

BABYREAD: Reading is a Hug

What is literacy? Simply, it is our ability to read and write and learn. Many people believe that children learn to read and write in kindergarten or first grade. However, the foundation for literacy skills is laid starting at birth. There are many things a parent or caregiver can do to help a child’s brain and language development skills develop. We have talked about many of these in past columns: reading to a child, singing nursery rhymes and songs, the engagement of “serve and return.” “No one expects an infant to read, but simply having a book in her hands can start the process of getting familiar with books and reading materials.” * An important and normal part of developing early literacy skills for babies and toddlers is repetition. They want to hear the same story again and again. More Information Below!






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