Reading with Babies and Toddlers Program
0-2 years old is an important and vital age for mental, verbal and social growth of children and that’s when the child’s first tutors, parents, have a definite role in expanding the vocabulary knowledge and concentration of their child and they establish the foundation of the child’s skills in speaking, reading, writing and communication. Babies get interested in reading since they are newborns and even when they are not yet born. The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature and the Read with Me project have dedicated a part of their activities to promote reading with babies and toddlers. In the framework of Reading with Babies and Toddlers Program parents, especially in law-income families, are informed and empowered to read and talk with their children since the very first days of their lives.
The scientific and practical foundations of this plan are based on the guidelines of the book “Baby Read-Aloud Basics: Fun and Interactive Ways to Help Your Little One Discover the World of Words”, written by Carolyn Blake Moore and Barbara Weston Ramirez. This book, translated by Zohreh Ghaeni, is published by the Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature in line with the objectives of the Read with Me program.
This plan is a practical guideline in simple language for young parents to learn how to use Baby Read-Aloud Basics for the comprehensive growth of their children, and help them to recognize the pleasure of reading.