Books help provide rich language experiences for babies

I was so sad to read that, according to a British study, 2/3 of parents aren’t reading to their babies, and most of those don’t own any books. Rich language opportunities are so very important for  babies and young children.  Reading, finger games, rhymes and songs are all part of rich language experiences.  One way to improve on the number of children with access to books is Bookstart programs or Books for Babies programs.  Mums of newborns are given free books to take home from the hospital. It’s a fabulous program, and guess what, it works!

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