Toddlers are active and love learning through play. Books and reading are fun! Share books with toddlers by reading the text and talking about the pictures and stories.
Look for books that tell simple stories or books that rhyme. Silly books, animal books, and bed time books are very popular. Books that have flaps and interactive elements are also good choices.
Read Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells. Gather items that can be used to make sounds. Have the child(ren) predict what kind of sound will be made with the various items. Stress the use of sound words like boom, bang, tap, etc.
These picture books open up the world for youngsters asking lots of “why” questions and learning their letters and numbers.
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