Hi, Baby!

Did you know that baby talk is universal across languages? Baby talk, or Parentese, actually helps tune babies' ears to their language or languages. It may sound silly, but the ups and downs of our speech are what make us especially interesting to those little ears. We're also slowing down words and letting babies hear…
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Rhyme and Reason

Celebrate poetry and rhymes with the little poets in your life! When children and babies hear rhymes, they have the opportunity to hear the smaller, individual sounds that make up words. Read or make up a rhyming poem with your child. Emphasize the rhymes and slow them down, allowing your child to hear which sounds make…
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Sounds Familiar

Choosing a sound of the week can help your child recognize different sounds that make up words. Start by focusing on the sounds in your child's name and then branch out to others, especially in words that are relevant to your child's interests, holidays, seasons or other events happening in your child's life…
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Repurposed Words

See words in a different way with your child! Cut out words from old mail, magazines or cardboard boxes. Have your child arrange them into a collage and paste them down on another sheet of paper or leave them loose so they can keep moving the words around. When your child is finished, point to…
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