“Reading to babies and young children is so important,” says Cleveland Clinic pediatrician Sarah Klein, MD. “It provides the building blocks for language. And it gives them the tools for forming lifelong social and emotional skills.”
The Cleveland Clinic article continues:
Reading is a skill that will serve your children well in school and in life. But hearing books read aloud has benefits long before they show up for their first day of kindergarten. Those benefits include:
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Pictures help tell the love-of-reading story!
Do you have a photo of a baby or toddler "reading" ... or at least trying?! If so, send in your favorite photo(s) to our email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will publish selected photos in our monthly newsletter and on our website (with absolutely no names or identifiers). All we need from you is approval to use the photo in our media. Feel free to suggest a caption for your photo to add to the fun!
We plan a full 12-month "calendar" of Book Babies, starting with January 2021. Our hope is to publish Book Baby note cards to help celebrate RIF of NOVA's 50th anniversary in 2022!