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Jo Ann Gramlich’s book on interactive activities for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kids provides many practical activities to enhance a child’s language development from birth to age five.

Parents will always be a child’s first teacher. It is from them that children learn their ABCs, numbers, shapes, colors, and how to communicate. Therefore, it is essential to provide parents with the right tools to help their kids learn during the early stages of their childhood. Interactive learning activities are practical hands-on activities for parents and caregivers to prepare their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers before they begin formal education. Interactive learning activities help ensure that areas in child development evolve and expand. These areas include Fine Motor development (coloring, drawing, and writing), Gross Motor development (crawling, walking, jumping), Cognitive Development, Social and Emotional Development, and Speech and Language Development. Talk, Play, And Read with Me Mommy is Jo Ann Gramlich’s book on interactive activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. It enhances a child’s language development from birth to age five.

Over the years, interactive learning for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers has significantly evolved, but their goal remains to enhance language development and other essential areas of education.

Interactive learning in the last century mainly featured classroom activities and interactions. Today, interactive learning activities begin at home with guidebooks, gadgets, and hands-on materials. The book Talk, Play, And Read with Me Mommy showcases some of the classic and modern interactive learning activities.


For infants, Jo Ann Gramlich’s book features simple activities that can help stimulate interaction between parents and their babies. These activities include Rattle Time, Making Sounds, Peek-a-Boo, Gentle Voices, Musical Sing-a-Long, Pat-a-Cake, Tender Tickles, Merry Melodies, and Tubby Time. There are many interactive activities for newborn babies.  Playing music as background or playful reading are two ideal activities that can help babies nurture their development, according to evidence-based research.


For children aged 1 to 3, interactive learning activities feature simple words and actions. It is a crucial stage in child development because children can hear and absorb some of the essential words at this stage. Besides the first words like “mama” and “dada,” it is also ideal for introducing numbers and counting to toddlers around this time. Some of the activities for toddlers featured in Jo Ann Gramlich’s books include Surprise Bag, Flashlight Fun, Mirror Games, Animal Sounds, Imitate Me and See, Can You name It?, Count with Me, Bear Talk, Match It, Memory Game, Moving Like an Animal, Puzzles, Something’s Missing, Teapot Time, and Catch the Ball.


It is crucial to prepare children for school and equip them with the knowledge and an appreciation for learning. Interactive learning activities for preschoolers may cover the alphabet, colors, numbers, writing, and exposure to more advanced vocabulary and complex language. In the book Talk, Play, And Read With Me Mommy, Jo Ann Gramlich includes interactive activities that parents or caregivers can share with their children including Nursery Rhyme Time, Listen Up, Hunting for Colors, Silly Stories, What Color Did You Eat?, Story Telling, Can You Say It?, Game of Opposites, Searching for Shapes, What’s in the Ocean?, Things I Like, and Plant a Garden.

These are just some of the many games and activities featured in Jo Ann Gramlich’s remarkable parenting guidebook. The interactive learning activities are divided into age groups from birth to age five.

Every activity comes with detailed instructions for parents. To know more about Talk, Play, And   Read With Me Mommy and other works by Jo Ann Gramlich, purchase a copy via Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes, or visit her website today. 

About Jo Ann Gramlich

Jo Ann Gramlich is an award-winning author, speaker, writer, and speech-language pathologist. Aside from the books she published, she has also written articles on parenting and child development.