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Creating Comfy Reading Spots Around the House

Creating reading spots around the house is a great way to make reading a fun and easy part of your daily routine from the start. Place books in bins, boxes, bookshelves, or wall shelves in various locations around the house to create frequent opportunities for reading. Fill them up over time, as you collect more books for your little one and switch out books that are age-appropriate as they grow.Make reading spots comfy by adding pillows, blankets, chairs, a play tent or your own special touches. The more your baby has the opportunity to interact with books, the more likely…

Reading Animal Books to Build Baby’s Language

Reading Animal Books to Build Baby's Language

 Animal books are great because they encourage speech and language development and babies love them! As you read animal books to baby, you can model animal names and sounds and leave space for baby to try to imitate. You can also show baby how to move like a certain animal as you make the animal’s sound. Make it fun and silly! As your baby gets older, they will likely start to imitate these sounds. Animal noises (also called onomatopoeias) are great for practicing early developing speech sounds (“m” in “moo, meow” “b” in “baa,” “n” in “neigh”) in a natural…

10 Early Literacy Tips That Support Language Development

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This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support! 🙂 Infusing reading into your little one’s daily routine is a wonderful way to build a solid early language and literacy foundation. Books expose children to many new concepts like vocabulary, speech sounds, rhyming, images, colors, shapes, basic concepts, prepositions, categories, and beyond. 10 Early Literacy Tips That Support Language Development: Provide your little one with a variety of different books on many topics. Place books in different spots around the house to encourage reading and read often. Read books that relate to the current season, holiday or family events to…