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When you share stories, songs, and rhymes with a baby you create bonding moments together. These positive interactions stimulate your baby’s brain development by laying the foundation for future language, learning, and reading.

Play Let your baby explore books. A book is often baby’s first toy. Most babies discover books by playing with them and putting them in their mouths. Look for sturdy books for babies, like board books
Talk Talk to your baby about what you’re doing as you’re doing it. Respond to her expressions, movements, and sounds – remember baby babbling is baby language. This is how she communicates with you.
Sing Your baby loves the sound of your voice. Share songs and rhymes in the car, in the tub, on the bus, anywhere and everywhere.
Read Sharing a book can be a part of your daily routine. Enjoy a quiet time sharing a board book or simple picture book with your baby.

Research shows that if you read, talk, sing, and share rhymes with your baby daily, he will be better prepared for kindergarten and reading.


It’s never too early or too late to start sharing books, rhymes, and songs with your baby!