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Write - Toddlers

  • Writing (including scribbling) is one way to develop print awareness. Encourage your child to “read” to you what he or she has written. Give them some paper and crayons, markers, pencils, chalk, or they can write in shaving cream and or instant pudding. Scribbling and drawing are the beginning steps to writing.
  • Help them notice the written word by pointing out print all around you, reading street signs, and letting them see you read magazines, books, or mail. When reading, run your finger across or under the words.


Diamant-Cohen, Betsy and Saroj Nadkarni. The Early Literacy Kit:  A Handbook and Tip Cards.

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.

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