March kicks off the “Read Aloud From Birth” campaign, from our friends at the Read Aloud 15 Minutes organization. Based on their research, only 15% of parents read aloud to their baby in the first year of life. That means over 3 million babies each year miss out on early brain development, and yet it only requires as little as 15 minutes a day to reap that benefit for your baby!
So grab a book – check out the Read Aloud suggestions, or come to one of our story times! Lafayette Public Library offers story times on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Story times include our Toddler Yoga & Story Time on the first Saturday of each month and Cuentos & Cantos con Santiago the second Sunday of each month. Check our calendar for specific dates and times.
Read Aloud 15 Minutes asks your help in spreading the word why reading aloud from birth for 15 minutes every day is essential for optimal early brain development. Check it out, pick up a baby, and while you cuddle, read!