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Building Skills: Speech and Language

Searching for activities, new skill development or support ideas? Check out these Early Intervention resources we’ve compiled for you.

Language and Vocabulary:

  • Supporting Language and Literacy Skills from 0-12 Months Children develop early literacy skills when you give them the chance to play with and explore books and other written materials like magazines, newspapers, take-out menus, markers, and crayons. Language and literacy, while two different skills, build on one another in important ways. This article provides strategies and activities for supporting both language and literacy in little ones.
  • Tips to Start Reading Books to Baby Start reading to baby as early as possible, reading helps build baby’s vocabulary from the time they’re born. Don’t forget: Baby turning the page is a 7-9 month milestone! This article focuses on milestones that can be met through reading books.
  • How Moms and Dads Reading Styles Each Help Baby Parents’ reading styles are different, but both are beneficial and important for children to experience. This article talks about how different reading styles are important in providing an enriching reading experience.
  • Imagination Library Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners. Once registered your child will receive one book a month through the mail.
  • Day By Day Ohio, Family Reading Calendar Visit this handy resource for a day by day guide to activities and suggestions to promote literacy. You’ll find videos, songs and suggestions for books to share with the little one in your life.

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