Babies enjoy pictures of animals and they like talking about them too. When reading a book about animals point to the pictures and name them. If your baby is pointing let him take the lead. Occasionally talk about how the animals look, where they live or how they sound. And of course, talk
Singing time is the best time! Try singing a special song when you do daily activities like washing your hands, getting dressed or cleaning up. Singing is fun for toddlers and it might help you get through some of those rough parts of the day too.
Everyone has books that they love! Make a list of your child’s favorite books and add to it as you find more books you enjoy. Don’t forget about non-fiction, poetry and magazines. Each time you go to the library, find favorite books to check out that might make your All-Star list.
About Racing to Read
Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they learn how to read and write. Reading, talking, singing and playing with children from birth make learning to read easier!