Early Literacy

Read, Speak, Sing: Your Baby and Early Literacy

From the Canadian Pediatric Society: "Learning to read starts from birth. Whether through books, words, or songs – daily language experiences help form an emotional bond with your baby and are vital to the development of your baby’s early literacy skills."

Words on Wheels believe that reading, speaking, and singing to babies and children promote literacy skills.

Video credit: Canadian Paediatric Society/Société canadienne de pédiatrie

Building Your Baby’s Brain

Building Your Baby’s Brain

The following article was from my local public library newsletter. It was from the director, Ryan Livergood. He talks about the biggest predictor of a child's vocabulary at age three is the amount and the quality of words spoken with a child in the first three years. Ryan further states that it is a good indicator of academic success. There are numerous studies on brain development in children. All the studies provide proof that reading, talking, and interacting with your child in the first three years have a great impact on their brain development. Areas such as speech, language, and literacy are impacted. Ryan also provides tips on how to help your child. I want to share his letter, so I retyped it below: