The Birth of a Book Habit

Counting Activities

  • Talk about the different patterns you see on items in an infant’s environment, and be sure to point out items that match. “I really like the polka dots on shirt,” or "This sock matches this one.”
  • It is never too early to discuss sequencing with a child. Explain to infants the different steps of a process as you do them, such as “First eat lunch and then we will read a book,” “After we read a book, we will take a nap.”
  • Math skills are very obscure when talking to infants and toddlers. Help your young infant or toddler understand the physical and spatial relationship between objects by stating the obvious. “Can you help me put this ball in the basket?”, “You’re sitting next to the puppy!” “The red ball is on the counter.”

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Library Director:  Clara Nalli Bohrer    |    Youth Services Coordinator:  Jill Bickford    |    Early Childhood Specialist:  Emily Vickers

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