Choosing books can be a challenge as there are many excellent books to select from. Aside from choosing books that were your favourites, another strategy is to suggest books based on a child’s stage of development to parents and caregivers. IEMHP has developed a resource which offers the developmental milestones for children birth to six that can be considered when choosing books. Each age group provides details about typical cognitive and developmental abilities and the type of books that are age appropriate and support development at that age/stage of development.
This resource can be shared, emailed or printed as a handout for parents to encourage reading with baby from the beginning.
Download this resource here.
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