Babies Need Words Every Day... so SING 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 SING to your baby:
- Singing to your baby during every diaper change will help your baby learn individual sounds and prepare your child for reading.
(Find some diaper changing song suggestions on our YouTube channel!)
- Sing to your baby daily; it's ok if you're not a good singer! Your baby thinks your voice is the most beautiful sound in the world and they learn sounds from you.
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.