Baby photo contest underway
A baby-with-book photo contest is underway hosted by Best Beginnings. To enter, take a photo of a baby with one of the Babies on Track books – “Our Alaska Family” or “Let’s Talk Alaska!”
Entry submissions and voting are on Best Beginnings’ Facebook page, bit.ly/MWLowD. The contest continues through July 31.
People may vote for as many different photos as they wish, but only one vote per photo. Sets of Babies on Track books are available for purchase at www.bestbeginningsalaska.org/babies-on-track-purchase.html.
Photos with the most votes will be included in a Best Beginnings’ iMovie.
Best Beginnings produced the Babies on Track DVD-and-book set to foster early learning and healthy brain development. The basic message is that the more parents talk with their babies and young children – the more conversation and positive interaction that occur – the easier it is for babies to pick up language when they’re ready to start talking themselves. Babies raised with more interaction have larger vocabularies, and they’re ready for kindergarten by age 5. If they’re ready for kindergarten, they’re more likely to be reading by third grade and then more likely to graduate high school.
Best Beginnings is a nonprofit advocate for early learning in Alaska. It is a statewide umbrella for Imagination Library, promotes and supports local early childhood partnerships, and produces and distributes materials and information for early learning.
Best beginnings can be contacted at 3350 Commercial Dr ., Suite 104A, Anchorage, AK 99501, 907-297-3300.