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Read - Toddlers

  • Read often but keep book sharing time a positive experience. If you child is not in the mood to read, close the book and try again later.
  • When you read a book, run your finger under the text. Children may not notice the print unless you point it out. 
  • When you read together, label the names of the objects that you see in the book. Ask your child to repeat the names of unfamiliar pictures of objects after you have said them.
  • While reading, have your child say a repeated phrase and/or make a motion with you throughout the book.


Ghoting, Saroj Nadkarni & Martin-Diaz, Pamela. 2006. Early Literacy Storytimes @ your library:  Partnering with Caregivers for Success. Chicago:  American Library Association.

Ghoting, Saroj Nadkarni & Martin-Diaz, Pamela. 2013. Story times for Everyone! Developing Young Children’s Language and Literacy.  Chicago:  American Library Association.

 Every Child Ready to Read, Second Edition.  American Library Services to Children & Public Library Association

The Very Ready to Read Program:  Birth-24 months. Madison, WI: Upstart.

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