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Statewide Initiatives

Language and Literacy 

Supporting Language and Literacy Skills from 0-12 Months 

The idea of babies and toddlers talking and reading can seem incredible, but language and literacy skills start early—from birth. Learn how you can support these skills from 0-12 months.

Infants & Toddlers: Building Language & Literacy with Infants & Toddlers

Your early efforts to introduce a love of language and books have a profound and far-reaching influence on infants and toddlers.

How to Introduce Toddlers and Babies to Books

This resource provides research-based tips on how to share books with babies and toddlers to maximize the joy and learning of book-reading and to nurture a lifelong love of books.

Tips on Learning to Talk

This article gives a brief introduction to language development and includes age-appropriate activities for language-building for children birth to 3 years old.