Supporting Language and Literacy Skills from 0-12 Months

Last updated: 02-13-2018

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Supporting Language and Literacy Skills from 0-12 Months

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Watching your baby and learning how she communicates through sounds, facial expressions, and gestures are all important ways to help her learn about language and the written word.
It isn’t necessary to “teach” very young children. Formal classes and other activities that push babies and toddlers to read and write words do not help their development or make the do better in school. In fact, they can even make children feel like failures when they are pushed to do something they don’t enjoy or that is beyond their skills.


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