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BIRTH TO TURNING 2

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TALK!

 Narrate your day to your little one. What are they looking at? Name it. What are you doing? Tell your child. You may feel silly at first, but hearing lots of words helps your child learn language.

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READ READ READ 

 with your child! Ask them questions even before they can talk. Point things out to them, ask what sounds animals make… and all even before they can talk!

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RHYME

Say and sing rhymes like ‘The Itzy Bitzy Spider’, ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, and ‘Wheels on the Bus’

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SING

SING Sing the ABC song ‐ sing during diaper changes, washing hands, while you are getting their food ready

LOCAL RESOURCES

OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

Find a storytime at your local library branch.

LOTUS BLOOM

Free family play groups for children ages 0-5 at several locations across Oakland.

OAKLAND PROMISE BRILLIANT BABY INITIATIVE

Start your baby's college savings account and tap into a supportive community of Oakland families.

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