Literacy Videos – Infant
Infants (birth through 12 months)
Babies learn to become good communicators when their caregivers respond to their sounds and actions. They learn to love books and reading when their caregivers read to them often.
Here’s what you can do:
- Copy the sounds your baby makes. It’s OK to use baby talk, which is when you speak more slowly, let your voice rise and fall, and repeat and emphasize words. This helps babies understand how language is put together.
- Sing with your child. Pick your favorite song or nursery lullaby to share with your child.
- Choose books with simple, large pictures or designs with bright colors.
- Make photo albums of family and friends to share with your baby.
- Buy stiff cardboard, “chunky” books, or fold out books that can be propped up in the crib
- Select cloth and soft vinyl books with simple pictures of people or familiar objects that can go in the bath, be mouthed, or get washed.
Meet Michaels Dentist
I’m A Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
Clean Up Time
I’m A Firefighter
Feet Are Not For Kicking
You Are My Sunshine
Here Are My Hands
Five Little Ducks