Babies Need Words Every Day: Talk, Read, Sing, Play

Babies Need Words 3 Poster ImageALSC has launched Babies Need Words Every Day: Talk, Read, Sing, Play. These shareable resources were designed to bridge the 30 Million Word Gap by providing parents with proven ways to build their children's literacy skills. Babies Need Words Every Day resources include eight visually appealing posters that deliver simple, effective rhymes, games and other suggestions for immediate, enriching ways to communicate with babies.

These free posters are available in English and Spanish, and are ideal for posting above changing tables in child care centers, in doctors’ waiting rooms and anywhere else where children and their caregivers have a moment to talk, read, sing and play. ALSC also provides a book list that suggests some books for parents to request at their local library. Librarians should encourage their community partners to download and display these free printable resources.

Follow the Blog Tour! 

For insightful tip about how to incorporate these materials into a variety of settings, check out the Babies Need Words Every Day Blog Tour to hear from librarians who have found creative ways to display the posters and engage their communities in talking, reading, singing and playing with children. 

Posters | Book List | Media Kit

Posters 

Posters include a customizable space at the bottom right for your library to add its logo.
Due to our licensing agreement, any other content is to remain unchanged.  

Babies Need Words Play 1

11x17'' Babies Need Words Play Poster #1 English [PDF 12.45 MB]

11x17'' Babies Need Words Play Poster #1 Spanish [PDF 13.37 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Play Poster #1 English [PDF 25.66 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Play Poster #1 Spanish [PDF 26.26 MB]

 

 

 

 

 

Babies Need Words Play Poster 2

11x17'' Babies Need Words Play Poster #2 English [PDF 16.26 MB]

11x17'' Babies Need Words Play Poster #2 Spanish [PDF 12.86 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Play Poster #2 English [PDF 25.92 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Play Poster #2 Spanish [PDF 30.12 MB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Babies Need Words Read Poster 3

11x17'' Babies Need Words Read Poster #3 English [PDF 14.22 MB]

11x17'' Babies Need Words Read Poster #3 Spanish [PDF 12.66 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Read Poster #3 English [PDF 32.22 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Read Poster #3 Spanish [PDF 35.12 MB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Babies Need Words Read Poster 4

 

11x17'' Babies Need Words Read Poster #4 English [PDF 12.75 MB]

11x17'' Babies Need Words Read Poster #4 Spanish [PDF 11.71 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Read Poster #4 English [PDF 27.84 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Read Poster #4 Spanish [PDF 28.06 MB]

 

 

 

 

 

Babies Need Words Talk Poster 1

 

11x17'' Babies Need Words Talk Poster #5 English [PDF 12.75 MB]

11x17'' Babies Need Words Talk Poster #5 Spanish [PDF 15.32 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Talk Poster #5 English [PDF 31.29 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Talk Poster #5 Spanish [PDF 31.78 MB]

 

 

 

 

 

Babies Need Words Talk Poster 6

11x17'' Babies Need Words Talk Poster #6 English [PDF 17.29 MB]

11x17'' Babies Need Words Talk Poster #6 Spanish [PDF  15.01 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Talk Poster #6 English [PDF 27.84 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Talk Poster #6 Spanish [PDF 32.68 MB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Babies Need Words Sing Poster 7

11x17'' Babies Need Words Sing Poster #7 English [PDF 17.92 MB]

11x17'' Babies Need Words Sing Poster #7 Spanish [PDF 15.66 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Sing Poster #7 English [PDF 33.7 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Sing Poster #7 Spanish [PDF 31.48 MB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Babies Need Words Sing Poster 8

 

11x17'' Babies Need Words Sing Poster #8 English [PDF 13.53 MB]

11x17'' Babies Need Words Sing Poster #8 Spanish [PDF 12.89 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Sing Poster #8 English [PDF 28.89 MB]

22x28'' Babies Need Words Sing Poster #8 Spanish [PDF 26.66 MB]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booklist 

Babies Need Words Book List BrochureDownload the free Babies Need Words Every Day book list brochure. Filled with great titles that will go perfectly with your poster and media kit, this brochure is great for sharing with parents and caregivers! 

This document is available as a PDF that can be customized with your library or school's contact information. 

Babies Need Words Book List Brochure [PDF 3.11 MB]

 

 

Media Kit 

As a way to connect with community partners, ALSC has also created this customizable media kit. The kit includes an overview, talking points, press templates and project information that will inform local groups and media outlets. 

Babies Need Words Overview Flyer [PDF 695 KB]

Babies Need Words Press Release Template [Word 27 KB]  

Babies Need Words Letter to the Editor Template [Word 27 KB]

Babies Need Words Letter to Potential Community Partners Template [Word 24 KB]

Babies Need Words Talking Points for Librarians [PDF 715 KB]