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Make reading fun and interactive by asking your toddler questions and encouraging his repetition of familiar phrases in the book: "but it wasn't spilt milk."   After asking him a question, wait for five seconds to give her time to respond. These conversations are the best way to encourage language. This is called  dialogic reading .  



  • Make reading fun by changing your voice
  • Talk about the pictures and story
  • Let toddler play with toys or wander while you read
  • Let your child choose the books and help turn the pages
  • Don’t give up-he/she will begin to love it

Some favorite Toddler books:  


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  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
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I Went Wallking by Sue Williams
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Jump Frog Jump by Robert Kalan
Book Cover    Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Book Cover    Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang Book Cover  
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin, Jr.