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Read Baby Read

Babies are born ready to learn and interact with their parents and caregivers. You can help them build early literacy skills from day one!

To help your child develop literacy skills:


Children learn language, general knowledge, and other early literacy skills by listening to their parents and others talk.


Singing is a wonderful way to learn because it's fun and slows down language so children can hear different sounds that make up words.


Reading together is the single most important way to help children get ready to read.


Helping your baby build fine and gross motor skills will help them hold a crayon or pencil later, when they’re ready to learn to write.


Children learn a lot about language through play. Playing with toys together, or simple games like peek-a-boo, are all learning opportunities for your baby.


Join us for one of these special Read Baby Read Story Times for you and your newborn:


Tuesday, April 21

Tuesday, July 21

Tuesday, October 20


10:30-11 Story Time

11-11:30 Baby Play Date