Child Literacy: Taking Baby Steps Towards Reading

Baby # 3 is now READING. Wow! How did we get here? My thoughts and suggestions.


Dr. Heather
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Mom of Four, Parenting Expert

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One comment on “Child Literacy: Taking Baby Steps Towards Reading
  1. Chrissy says:

    Lovely short video that really sums it all up! I totally agree from experience with my own babies that if they’re not developmentally ready to do anything (walk, talk, read, swim, cycle) that your efforts will be in vain! I guess the important thing is knowing what to do when they ARE ready, as you say, so that you can take advantage of the window of opportunity, and let them progress.

    I shared your video on my own blog at, hope you don’t mind!
    Looking forward to your next video, really love your stuff.
    Chrissy @ Supernippers

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