A baby makes various sounds as he explores the world around him.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Children’s Specialists offer Baby & Me programs at many of our locations. During Baby & Me, caregivers and children birth to 18 months sing, clap and bounce along to interactive rhymes, stories and songs. Many of the books we read in Baby & Me programs are big hits with the families. That is why our children’s specialists will read the same books in Baby & Me on many occasions.
According to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards for early childhood, infants will attend to pictures during a lap reading experience and young toddlers will show preference for favorite books or pages. In addition, repetition strengthens brain development in babies and toddlers.
Black and white photographs with rhyming text feature babies wet and dry, dressed and bare, quiet and loud. Feaures an unbreakable mirror on the back page.
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.
Young readers are invited to lift flaps to reveal the best ways to cure a boo-boo.
Fold-down flaps allow readers to discover who is playing peek-a-boo in the barnyard.
A smiling African-American toddler plays peekaboo with family and friends, including the reader. Young listeners will soon be chanting along and using the hints in the bright, cheerful illustrations to guess who comes next.
Babies play in the mud and get cleaned up afterward.
The reader helps tuck in baby animals at bedtime using pages with flaps to serve as blankets.
So much changes in just a year. From a tiny babe to the first steps toward toddlerhood, a baby grows and changes in leaps and bounds.