Little Reminders Everywhere: Sing to your child, even if you’re literally the worst singer

Looks like it’s time for yet another Literacy Tip of the Month!

Here’s what I whipped up this time:

This literacy tip was inspired by all the grown-ups in our Babies and Books and Toddler Time programs, who, when asked to sing along proclaim, “I can’t sing!”

Can you imagine a toddler calling out her parent for crappy singing? It doesn’t happen (even with our sassy Brooklyn toddlers). Toddlers and babies don’t care if you’re a good singer or not. If you want your kid to sing, you need to show them that it’s fun to do. They’re modeling your behavior.

I always back up my literacy tips with information from the experts, and in this case, I hit up Saroj Ghoting’s Early Childhood literacy site, specifically, the cards she made for the Library of Virginia:

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As always, our literacy tip sits behind the reference desk so that parents and caregivers can read it while they are waiting on line. This one was particularly popular, with many adults asking to snap a picture of it.

~Love and Libraries, Ingrid

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