To Support Infant Development, States Can Encourage Parents to Read, Sing, and Tell Stories with Their Children

Child Trends | Asiya Kazi & Sarah Daily

“Child Trends analyzed the data for Zero to Three’s 2020 State of Babies Yearbook, finding that only about one third of U.S. mothers reported reading to their baby every day (38 percent) and just under two thirds (58 percent) reported singing songs or telling stories to their babies on a daily basis.”

Reading, singing, and telling stories to children are among the most effective low-cost ways to promote infant development. This article from Child Trends pulls together a huge selection of research, tools for parents and policy-makers, and other resources.

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