BABIES AND TODDLERS

Introduction & Overview

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Maybe you're thinking, "But they're so little! I don't need to be doing anything at home!" Do you remember this part of the 1980s classic Three Men and a Baby? Click here for a fun video clip.  And for my favorite video about the importance of reading to children from birth, check out this hilarious video from Read Aloud (www.readaloud.org).

More specifically, the following ideas / strategies are important at home...

  • Incorporate movement during reading

  • Use books appropriate for this age level (chewable, lift the flaps, etc)

  • Surround the little ones in oral language (songs, sophisticated talk, etc)

  • Point out environmental print

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