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Tips for Reading to Infants and Toddlers

Reading to infants and toddlers is a great way to develop emergent literacy skills. For toddlers, learning to read is not the ultimate goal, but reading at an early age will build an interest in books and language skills. Parents and caregivers are a vital component of the child’s experience with reading and language. When you are reading a book to a young child, make the book fun and animated. If you are enjoying the book, a child will respond to the book with more eagerness and ability to sit and listen. Using silly faces and voices make a book much more enticing!

Here are more helpful tips to create a literacy rich environment: