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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Babies

A Love Books Activity for Babies

Turn the Pages

Love Books Have fun reading books you and your child enjoy.

PLAY

Turn the Pages

You may notice that your growing baby grabs books from your hands when you sit down to read. This is wonderful! It means your little one enjoys books and wants to explore them on his or her own. Keep sturdy board books, cloth books or vinyl books down where baby can play and explore any time. They may get chewed on, but your baby is developing a love of books!


SING

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock,
The mouse ran up the clock. (Walk two fingers up baby's arm)
The clock struck one; (Kiss baby on the nose)
The mouse ran down. (Run two fingers back down baby's arm)
Hickory dickory dock.


READ

Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

Find these books at http://catalog.coolcat.org

  • Leo on a Hike
  • Leo on a Hike by Anna McQuinn
  • Hey, Baby Girl!
  • Hey, Baby Girl! by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Global Baby Grandparents
  • Global Baby Grandparents by Maya Ajmera

JOIN US AT THE LIBRARY

Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Find Storytimes