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Read with Your Toddler!

How to share books with a busy, independent toddler.

  • Let your child choose a sturdy picture book.
  • Sit where you are both comfortable.
  • Let your child touch the book, point to pictures, and help you turn the pages.
  • Name what you see, or read the words clearly.
  • Read for as long as your child is interested – 30 seconds or 10 minutes.
  • Does your child get distracted? Just try again later.

Making reading a part of family life will help your child be ready to do well in school.

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