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Continuing our theme of early literacy, today on the Neighborhood we’re sharing an article from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) on the impact of sharing books with infants and toddlers to support language, literacy, and other kinds of learning from a very young age. The article summarizes research that suggests that reading books with very young children promotes:
- Understanding print and pictures as symbols of real things,
- Increased vocabulary, and
- Learning the rules and conventions of printed materials in the child’s language.
Click here to read the article in full on the NAEYC website, or visit the following URL: https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/read-together-support-early-literacy
If you need ideas for what books to read with young children that also promote social emotional development, check out our list by clicking here or visiting https://earlystartneighborhood.ning.com/resources-for-everyone/children-s-books-related-to-social-emotio