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Statewide Initiatives

Language and Literacy 

The following websites provide helpful resources to encourage and support your young learner as they begin to speak, write and read.

Supporting Language and Literacy Skills from 0-12 Months 

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.

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.