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LTA Children's Services - Central Indiana: Babies & Toddlers

This guide is intended for library services to children.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning early literacy program for children from birth to age 3 with their parents or caregivers.  The Indiana State Library will occasionally offer free workshops on MGOL and I highly recommend them if you ever have the chance to go!

Babies Need Words Every Day

Babies Need Words Every Day was launched by ALA in 2015 and consists of sharable resources  designed to bridge the 30 Million Word Gap by providing parents with proven ways to build their children's literacy skills.

Great Books for Baby Storytimes

For baby and toddler storytimes, I typically choose books with animals, body parts, colors or known rhymes and songs to read.  Also, anything featuring a baby!  Babies tend to love seeing themselves in books!  Always feel free to be repetitive with your books for storytimes with these ages too.  If there is a book you know they love, read it every week or every other week if you want to.  They will love it!

Internet Resources

Infant and Toddler Programming Books