Babies Need Words Every Day... so WRITE with 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 help your baby practice WRITING:
- Scribbling, tracing, and finger painting lead to developing hand-eye coordination and strengthening hand muscles so your baby can learn to turn pages and hold crayons. Have your baby finger paint in the tub before a bath!
- Letters are made of shapes. By learning different shapes, young children are on the fast track towards learning letters.
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.