It makes me so happy to see how much Tea loves books. At least once a day, he toddles over to the bookshelf in the corner of our living room and takes down a variety of books to read and look at all on his own. Twice this week it was too quiet in the house and I went looking for Two, only to find him sitting on the trampoline and flipping through the pages of a board book. Even tonight I heard him babbling to himself and saw him playing with his favorite peek-a-boo book!
As an educator and mama, I know just how important it is to read with children from birth, and I we can see already how early literacy exposure has had a positive effect on Mateo's emotional and mental development. Even when the TV is on, he barely pays attention and instead would rather entertain himself with books.
Three years ago when Maya was just an infant, I connected with Jane Cohen with the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham, when I attended a mom's group at the Framingham Public Library called Baby Talk. We loved the enriching programming that Jane and the FPL provide for families, It was actually Jane's idea that we start doing our bilingual story times at the beginning of quarantine, and now that has become an integral part of our Facebook page, blog, and our household!
Last Friday, Jane distributed bags full of free books and goodies to families in Framingham, and we were lucky to snag ourselves a new assortment of books in Spanish! As soon as I showed them to Two, he could wait to open the package and read a few. So we decided to record our unboxing of books, and produce a double feature mini story time with just Mami and Teo.
Presenting "Besitos y abrazos" and "Numeros Numbers," two short books that guide little ones to develop language skills and early literacy.