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Early Literacy

Children’s early experiences with books and reading help prepare them for school and set them up for success later in life. Exposing babies to books and reading increases vocabulary and makes it easier for them to learn to read later on. Just as important, sharing books provides babies and children with warm and nurturing interactions with trusted adults. Early exposure to language—whether through books, words, or songs—can help prevent problems and promote health. 

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Read, Speak, Sing: Your baby and early literacy

Read, Speak, Sing: Fun ideas for you and your baby  

Last updated: Nov 20, 2023