You, and your baby and a book
At the pictures, take a look.
Baby sounds are sure to rise
Coos & babbles, laughs & sighs.
Babies look to pictures first
As your voice reads out the verse.
Joy, laughter, pleasure, tears
Joking, singing, naming fears.
Point to this, and point to that.
See that dog! Look out cat!
Before you know it baby too
Will point out objects back to you.
Just fifteen minutes every day
Helps your baby learn the way
To read the pictures, point and tell,
And in time, chant the words as well.
So grab a book and baby too!
Enjoy, enjoy, the two of you!
Welcome to Born to Read New Brunswick
Born to Read New Brunswick is a program designed to promote the message of the importance of reading to children from birth. In order to act on this message new parents are presented with a bag of books to read to baby. Also included in the bag is information on early childhood development and links to library programs.
Reading aloud to children from birth is one of the best things you can do to prepare your child for success in school. We want children to succeed and to have the best quality of life possible. Happy reading!