Raising Readers in Story County

365 Amazing Days

There is an unmatched window of opportunity in the first 365 days to maximize your baby’s development. Healthy loving stimulation can help your infant to add 1 million or more neural connections each second! This builds strong brain circuits that will serve them for life.

Babies develop vision, hearing, language, and thinking in a predictable order, but each baby is also unique and progresses on their own timeline. 

Image Source: https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/inbrief-science-of-ecd/

 

RRSC has compiled a variety of resources about the first year of life on our website. There are short videos, print materials to view or download, and links to other sites and apps. All these resources are free.

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365 Amazing Days Resources  

   

If your baby is not yet born, you might start by viewing these eight short videos:

  • The first three videos under Hello Baby!

  • The first five videos under Reach Out and Read.

Hello Baby!

  1. Video: Experiences Build Brain Architecture

  2. Video: Serve and return between babies and adults

  3. Video: Learn how to boost your baby’s brain

  4. Developmental Milestones Chart, Reach Out and Read (English & Spanish)

  5. 0--12 months Ages & Stages, ISU Extension (English)

  6. 0--12 months Ages & Stages, ISU Extension (Spanish)

Reach Out and Read

  1. Reach Out and Read Overview

  2. Newborn

  3. Different development rates (1 min 12 sec)

  4. Adult Roles

  5. Two Months

  6. Four Months

  7. Six Months

  8. Nine Months

  9. One Year

STARS (Singing, Talking and Reading for Success)

  1. Video: Robyn invitation to STARS

    1. Register for STARS

  2. Video: Serve and Return 5 Steps, Harvard

  3. Video: Harvard Build Brains Through Play

VROOM

  1. Download the Vroom App

  2. Video: Vroom App Helps Brains Grow 

  3. Video: Vroom Brain Building Basics 

  4. Video: Everyone Has What it Takes 

Books

  1. Developmentally appropriate books for baby’s first year

  2. Culturally appropriate books for baby’s first year

  3. Tips for sharing books in baby’s first year

  4. Library card information

 

365 Amazing Days was created by Raising Readers in Story County with grant funds from Story County Community Foundation.

 

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