Reading to Your Baby

Rebecca White  |  12/14/2009 9:07:45 PM

Fact Sheet #1 baby's first month

Family Literacy Web site

These 12 monthly fact sheets are about reading to your baby during the first year of life. Each fact sheet shares the importance of reading to your baby as he/she develops.

Fact Sheet 1 for Baby's 1st Month
What you will read about: It is never too early to start reading to your baby. Choose short stories with simple pictures.

Fact Sheet 2 for Baby's 2nd Month
What you will read about: Set regular reading times for your baby and create a special, cozy place.

Fact Sheet 3 for Baby's 3rd Month
What you will read about: Talking about the pictures in the books, as well as the story, helps baby recognize your voice.

Fact Sheet 4 for Baby's 4th Month
What you will read about: Choose books that are sturdy such as cloth, plastic or board books. Even if your baby chews on them, it is ok.

Fact Sheet 5 for Baby's 5th Month
What you will read about: Having a variety of books keeps baby interested, such as, rhyming, stories, pictures and words.

Fact Sheet 6 for Baby's 6th Month
What you will read about: Let your baby participate by pointing or trying to turn the pages.

Fact Sheet 7 for Baby's 7th Month
What you will read about: Choose stories that resemble life events, such as, eating, taking a bath, play time and going to bed.

Fact Sheet 8 for Baby's 8th Month
What you will read about: Reading to your baby helps develop social skills, language and much more.

Fact Sheet 9 for Baby's 9th Month
What you will read about: Keep books in the car, diaper bag and throughout the house to take advantage of special reading moments.

Fact Sheet 10 for Baby's 10th Month
What you will read about: Let your child see you reading because being a reading role model is important.

Fact Sheet 11 for Baby's 11th Month
What you will read about: Children must have 6 skills before learning to read.

Fact Sheet 12 for Baby's 12th Month
What you will read about: You are your baby's first and most important teacher.


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