Babies learn to point at various objects in their world. When baby reaches about twelve months of age, pointing becomes a powerful way to communicate. Let’s Point! features photos of curious and wonder-filled babies pointing at the many interesting things around them. Foil-embellished images of everyday objects, accompanied by simple text, invite babies to engage in their own pointing and encourage early communication and conversation between parent and child. A perfect first-birthday gift and ideal for early literacy programs, Let’s Point! will excite babies’ curiosity about the world around them.
Carol McDougall is a writer, editor and former librarian for the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. She received the Mayor’s Award for Cultural Achievement and the Progress Women of Excellence Award for her work in early literacy. She is director of the Read to Me! Nova Scotia Family Literacy program and lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information, visit www.carolmcdougall.com.
Co-authors, Carol McDougall and Shanda LaRamee-Jones bring together their backgrounds in education, literacy, children’s publishing and early reading promotion in the creation of Baby Steps, a series of board books specifically developed for baby’s first years.