What literacy resources do you have for Infants/Toddlers?

language tips for infants and toddlers


Do you have any resources you would recommend for Early Literacy for I/T?


Yes! The time from birth to age three is the most important time for children to become literate and learn their native tongue (and a few others while they're at it). Here are a few simple things we can do to support language development at this stage:

  • Have strong relationships based in positivity
  • Tell them the names of everything in your home
  • Explain what you are doing when you are changing them (before they're able to change themselves)
  • Maintain an orderly/organized environment (don't overwhelm the visual field with too much stuff)
  • Speak another language if you know one
  • Sing songs
  • Play music (not too loud, lots of varieties)
  • Dance
  • Recite poems
  • Play games
  • Read books aloud (and give them time to talk about what they see)
  • Learn that words can be represented by pictures with Toddler Vocabulary Cards
  • Go outside (great exercise for the eyes; supports visual development)
  • Ask questions and invite them into conversations (they need lots of opportunities and inspiration to practice speaking)
  • Limit (or completely remove) screens (bad for development of depth perception and children learn best from humans)

There are also a few videos and an article that might help:

We're also in the process of preparing our albums/teacher manuals for young children (infants/toddlers). Stay tuned for those!

We hope this helps!

September 11, 2023 by Maitri Admin
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