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Reading to babies and toddlers

When you read aloud, young children learn more than words.  They also learn about the practice of reading - how to hold a book, and turn the page.  They learn that books are read from front to back, and left to right.    Take a break from reading and point to pictures, or name and count objects.  Once your child begins to talk, you can ask them to describe what they see. Simple questions can make it interesting for your child, and their answers can be every bit as interesting to you!

 TRY TO READ ALOUD TO YOUR CHILD AT LEAST
20 MINUTES EVERY DAY

Did you know that children whose parents read to them or told them stories when they were young are better readers at age 15?  

Remember it's never too early - and it's never too late - to share the joy of reading.


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