Create a book of favorite people for each baby. Use photos of their families and friends. “Read” the book together by talking about the pictures.
Engage babies with stories during your daily routines. Use interesting words and longer sentences as you create your stories.
Engage babies in reading right from the start. Read to babies, but let them explore books with their eyes, mouths, and fingers, too!
Nurture a toddler’s individuality. Choose books with characters they can identify with and stories that reflect their home languages and cultures.
Play a game with toddlers and help prepare them to become good readers. Focus on pictures in a book and talk about them together.
Read books to toddlers that capture feelings and worries. Use the stories as opportunities to talk with toddlers about their own experiences and feelings.