“People told me to talk to my baby when we went to places like the grocery store,” a first-time mother said. “But I didn’t know what that actually looked like, until I watched Babies on Track and saw a parent really doing that. Now I know what to do.”
Many of us feel like we’re in the same boat – what does it look like to include early literacy in our everyday activities?
Babies on Track shows mothers and fathers interacting with their babies and toddlers as they go about their daily tasks and when they’re having fun outdoors biking, taking a walk, and boating.
TRACKS provides an easy way to remember:
We know reading books with young children positively impacts many aspects of their development, including strengthening the bonds between parent and child. But did you know that when you share wordless books with babies and toddlers you may be building their vocabulary even more than when you read a book with simple text?
If you have a child under 2 and live in Alaska, we invite you to try it out with two Alaska-themed, wordless board books that are packaged with the Babies on Track video – free. Just click here to request your copy.
And if you’re curious about how else you might incorporate early literacy conversation into everyday activities, check out this handout in English and Spanish called Let’s Turn “Wash Time” into “Talk Time”!
Remember – talking is teaching.