New baby in Mommy’s arms
Sing me a song.
Baby sits on Daddy’s knee
I love when you talk to me.
Big baby takes a step
Grabbing anything I can get.
Look at baby run!
Playing with Grandma is fun!
Snuggly baby holds a book
I turn the page; you read to me.
Sleepy baby, all worn out
Bedtime soon or I will pout and shout.
Go to sleep baby,
Tomorrow we will visit the library.
Music is one of the first ways we learn language. Singing is soothing, increases attention span, and introduces new vocabulary.
When you talk, your baby is listening, picking up, and filtering out the sounds, intonations and inflections of speech before she says her first word.
Each new movement develops more coordination, and cognitive skills. Encourage exploration and movement while keeping an eye on what those tiny fingers find.
Through play children explore creativity while developing self-confidence. When you get involved, toddlers learn new concepts and problem-solving skills.
Reading aloud helps children understand basic structures and patterns of speech. Their brains are sponges soaking up words and information you feed to them.
Set up a bedtime routine early on. Child will learn what is expected and the order things are done.
Libraries offer special story times for different age groups. They have wide varieties of materials to check out for free. Keep book accessible to be read and played with.