Babies a few months old can differentiate shapes. For them letters are simply another shape like a triangle, tree or a sun. Try to include them in your home as much as possible. How?
A large knowledge of nursery rhymes helps children realize that words are made up of separate sounds.
Support your child in being an active reader or a communication partner by teaching them baby signs. Baby signs are simple gestures substituted for words. Mastering baby signs helps the child to build self-esteem and increases the joy of being able to express themselves.
Around 1 year, your child will be able to „tell“ you that he/she sees a cat, sun, wants to drink milk or feels pain. ”Baby signers show early signs of loving books and they are able to master prereading skills at early age.“
So, let your child jump onto your lap and read together! Such moments significantly help to develop:
Author: Lenka Míkovcová – IMSP Primary Teacher Assistant
The International Montessori School of Prague