Black and white high-contrast images help to stimulate babies’ visual and brain development. Here is an activity that introduces basic shapes and images to help set the stage for letter learning.
As your baby hears new words and explores new materials, creative water play will stimulate her language and cognitive development, important parts of pre-reading development.
Rich sensory experiences (like feeling different textures) help introduce fine motor hand movements, which can strengthen beginning reading and writing skills as your baby grows.
Learning to focus on sounds helps pave the way for later accomplishments in phonological awareness, and that’s important for future reading and spelling skills.
Although your baby is brand new to the world, he needs to listen to sounds in order to learn how to produce the sounds of our language and say his first word!
From the moment she is born, you can nurture your baby’s oral language growth by providing many opportunities for her to hear new words every day.
It’s never too early to begin reading with your baby. When you read together, you help your baby to learn and to love books!
Here‘s an activity you can do to help your baby learn to grasp objects with her hands – it’s a skill she’ll need to hold pencils and crayons later.
This activity combines family tradition and culture with brief communication interactions that are invaluable for developing the foundations of language and literacy.
One of the first words your baby will understand is her name. Help your baby make important sound connections by providing opportunities for her to hear and see her name.