Here are a variety of tips and tools for reading to your toddler. 

It can be great fun, but even more so if you know what to expect at this age level.  

The videos have lots of great ideas about how to “read” to your baby and make it a fun time for both of you!

Read, Speak, Sing To Your Baby

Reading To Toddlers Is Different Than Reading To Babies

Tips on Reading To Babies and Toddlers

Infants through preschoolers enjoy rhymes and finger play games.  Check out our samples, from Peek-A-Boo for young babies to Wheels on the Bus for preschoolers.  Ham it up and have fun!

Here is a developmental checklist to see how your baby is progressing.

Checklist for Growing Children. This allows you to track regular physical, motor, and cognitive development from birth to age 3. If you have concerns, talk to your pediatrician or contact one of the phone numbers on the checklist.

If your questions are specifically about your child’s eyes or vision, you may find this website helpful.

Would you like to try Sign Language with your baby? Here’s a good place to start.

“50 Literacy Activities for Babies”

Lots of great ideas to try out!

“The home is the child’s first school, the parent is the child’s first teacher, and reading is the child’s first subject.”

– Barbara Bush