This page has rhymes, songs, and stories that you can share with your baby this summer.
Rhyming and singing with babies is a great way to bond, and to help them learn all about the sounds that make up words.
Reading a book with a baby is all about getting cozy, snuggling, and spending quality time with them. Don't worry if they aren't interested in the pictures or the story, right now it's all about introducing them to the concept of a book and they love listening to the sound of your voice no matter what you're reading.
Providing information and programs to support early literacy is a priority of Winnipeg Public Library. Whether we are connecting you with current research about early literacy or designing and offering free Early Literacy Programs to support early literacy skills, we work to provide you and the children you care for services that are relevant, effective and fun.
Sing Along with 'Apples and Bananas' on TumbleBooks. Click the picture below to watch the video.
Sing 'You Are My Sunshine' with Stephen from Sir William Stephenson Library
Sensory Play with Babies
Babies learn by exploring the world around them. Letting babies safely experience new textures, shapes, and objects helps them develop early literacy skills. Try offering your baby different types of fabric to touch. You can talk to your baby about what they are feeling and the different sensations they get from the fabrics. Babies love to hear your voice, hearing new words helps support your babies language development.