It may seem odd reading to wiggly, floppy babies, but please do!  It is important!  There are more videos in this section than the toddler and preschool sections, but this is where it starts; this is where the patterns are set.  So, please get on board, and don’t skip “Jack!”

The Importance of Reading to Babies

Talk With Baby

Infant Brain Development

Activities to Build Your Baby’s Brain

JACK Discovers a Hilarious Book!

Infants through preschoolers enjoy rhymes and finger play games.  Check out our samples, from Peek-A-Boo for young babies to Wheels on the Bus for preschoolers.  Ham it up and have fun!

Learning Starts Early – Talk, Rhyme, Read and Play with Your Baby Every Day

“Babies are born with the instinct to speak, the way spiders are born with the instinct to spin webs.  You don’t need to train babies to speak.  They just do. But reading is different.”

– Steven Pinker

Talk, Read, Sing

Here is a checklist so that you can monitor your baby’s developmental progress.

Checklist for Growing Children. This allows you to track regular physical, motor, and cognitive development from birth to age 3. If you have concerns, talk to your pediatrician or contact one of the phone numbers on the checklist.

If your questions are specifically about your child’s eyes or vision, you may find this website helpful.

Would you like to try Sign Language with your baby? Here’s a good place to start.

“50 Literacy Activities for Babies”

Lots of great ideas to try out!