Birth to Six - Beginning with Babies
It's Never Too Early to Start Reading with Your Baby!
Share books with your baby everyday.
Choose books that are appropriate for your baby and toddler. Board books can withstand typical baby behavior - chewing, tasting, turning pages, and playing with books.
Choose books with clear, simple pictures. Babies love pictures of other babies and images that reflect their experiences.Touch and feel books, and sturdy books with lift-the-flap features are favorites.
Curious about what to expect from your child at each stage of development when it comes to books and language? Check out this resource: Developmental Milestones of Early Literacy from Reach Out and Read. Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Featured Picture Books for Sharing with Babies:
Staff Favorites for Sharing Bounces, Tickles, and Rhymes with Babies:
Featured Children's Music for Babies:
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- Zero To Three
Information on the importance of the first three years of life for parents, researchers, and professionals. Great interactive sections on getting school ready, making everyday moments count, and visualizing your baby's brain at different stages of development.
- Books Recently Read at Infant Storytime - Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
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- Favorites for Babies - Multnomah County Library booklist
- Babies: Raise a Reader
This page is part of the Read to Me, Charlotte! web site from the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenberg Counties in North Carolina. Useful information on sharing books and literacy activities with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
- Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
Forget the words to childhood nursery rhymes? Zelo.com provides the words and history of classic Mother Goose rhymes.
- Sesame Beginnings
From the Children's Television Workshop and Zero to Three. Activities, information, and newsletter for parents of babies and toddlers.
- Emotional Development - Talaris
The mission of Talaris Institute is "to Support Parents and Caregivers in Raising Socially and Emotionally Healthy Children." Information on a wide variety of topics - from bonding with your baby to learning to talk to handling temper tantrums.
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