Thursday, May 29, 2014

READ to Your Baby! {Books & Tips to Help Increase Language Development!}




This summer I am fortunate enough to get to stay home and spend every single day with my 18 month old toddler, Addy.  To increase her language skills we will be reading books multiple times a day.  Here is a list of books to help increase language in little ones...


Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
by Melissa Everitt

Toes, Ears, & Nose
by Marion Dane Bauer

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? and From Head to Toe
By Eric Carle

Snuggle Puppy!
by Sandra Boynton

Guess How Much I Love You
by Sam McBrantey

Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown

The Napping House
by Don Wood

Tubby
by Leslie Patricelli

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
By Bill Martin Jr. and Jon Archenbault

Baby Loves Summer!
By Karen Katz

Furry Friends
by Disney Book Group

Daddy Kisses
by Anne Gutman

I hope this list gives you some great book ideas and awesome authors for summer reading! READ, READ, READ!  Reading to your baby is an essential part of improving your child's communication skills!

6 Tips on Reading with your child:

1. Read aloud at a comfortable pace 
(not too fast, not too slow)

2. Read the words on the pages and talk to your baby about the pictures 
(use descriptive terms; color, size, shape of items pictured)

3. Always keep some books within your child's reach 
(on the bottom bookshelf)

4. If your baby is not interested in the story, choose another one or try reading another time.

5. When you are reading aloud, use as many emotions and expressive sounds as you can.

6. READ OFTEN!

*Reading aloud to your baby will help teach them about communication 
(e.g. concepts, numbers, colors, increase vocabulary, etc.)


Activities to Encourage Speech & Language Development
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
~Reputable Website for Speech & Language Information~

2 - 4 Year Old: Activities to Encourage Speech & Language Development

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