Babies start learning as soon as they’re born. Everything they see, touch, feel and hear helps their little brains to grow. By the time your baby reaches five years, 80 percent of their language and vocabulary skills have already developed.

As a parent or caregiver, you are your baby’s first teacher. Your baby is constantly learning from you, every time they’re with you. Babies learn from watching and interacting with the people in their world, from caregivers to siblings and grandparents. Whatever you do with your baby, you will be teaching them something new.

You can join your local library for Rhyme Time and Story Time sessions, whenever you and your baby are ready. It’s never too early, or too late, to start.