Birth to Age 2

Find more about nursery reading activities for kids from birth to age 2 here.

TALK!

Narrate your day to your little one. What are they looking at? Name it. What are you doing? Tell your child. You may feel silly at first, but hearing lots of words helps your child learn language. 

READ READ READ with your child!

Ask them questions even before they can talk. Point things out to them, ask what sounds animals make… and all even before they can talk!

RHYME

Say and sing rhymes like ‘The Itzy Bitzy Spider’, ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, and ‘Wheels on the Bus’

SING

Sing the ABC song - sing during diaper changes, washing hands, while you are getting their food ready

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Learning begins at birth and children’s first teachers are their parents and caregivers. From trips to the grocery store to family mealtimes, every ordinary moment of the day can be a time for learning. Ready4K sends you FREE weekly text messages with fun facts and easy tips on how to promote a child’s development from birth through age 5. 

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Storytime at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library