Early Literacy

Smiles, coos, and back and forth “talking” creates secure relationships for baby


  • The sound of your voice is comforting and pleasant.
  • Baby will begin responding to their name.

By hearing and seeing new (and repeated) sights and sounds, your baby is beginning to learn patterns. Listening to your voice, they begin to learn what sounds go together; this is a building block of learning language, not to mention the strengthening of your relationship with your baby. By showing your baby relationships, it helps them learn what is normal. When they see you being happy and healthy, they begin to think that is how they should be too.

To find more information, check out:

HealthyChildren. (2012). How Do Infants Learn? Healthychildren.org. Retrieved from How Do Infants Learn?

Vroom. (2016). Our Vroom Activities. Vroom. Retrieved from Vroom Activities

This and other exclusive tips from the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics are shared via Bloomz, the app connecting parents and educators everywhere. Want to get them on your phone? Invite your child’s teacher, coach or care provider to sign up for a free Bloomz account.

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