Reading to children and infants helps them experience the delight and enchantment of language and story. Reading aloud lets your child come to know your voice, your touch, the rhythm and the flow of language, and the power of pictures. Helen Keller thought of books as friends and invented the word "book-friends" because books were such an important part of her life.
In 2002, the Early Childhood Centre published a set of 7 books, Books for Children and Families, to be used in conjunction with the Parenting for a Literate Community Program. This set is still available for sale as a stand along collection. With their engaging pictures and easy, repetitive texts, this collection explores various topics of interest to young children.
In 2003, the Centre partnered with Born to Read NB to do a province wide manuscript and illustrator search to create a book for babies. Since then 5 books have been produced, Kisses, Kisses, Kisses, Foggy Cat, Baby's Garden, A Lullaby for New Brunswick, and in May 2015, Bedda-bye Maritime Rhyme was launched. These books are written and illustrated by New Brunswick residents and given out to new parents in the hospital.
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