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 (

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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