Babies like to read and write too? Developmentally, we know this is not possible, or appropriate, but the interactions an infant has with books, listening to lullabies and with other’s voices, are the building blocks for language and literacy development.
Early childhood experts, like those who contribute to Zero to Three, state that by letting literacy skills “naturally unfold” through the enjoyment of books and positive interactions with adults, infants will have a richer literary experience.
Infants like to:
Build skills through interactions!
Zero to Three - https://www.zerotothree.org/early-learning/early-literacy
Iowa Early Learning Standards: Area 6: Communication, Language and Literacy http://www.iowaaeyc.org/IELS%203rd%20edition%20Section%202.pdf
National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/support-language-development-infants-and-toddlers
Information in blog referenced from Early Literacy, www.zerotothree.org/BrainWonders (2003)
IFCCA's Annual Seminar, the only training event held solely with family child care provider's in mind. There will be a mix of topics that pertain to family child care providers, lots of great networking, and time to relax and refresh yourself. Bonus event, Friday, March 6, 7:00-9:00p.m. Networking Reception Hilton Garden Inn.