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Toddlers – Ages one and two

Parenting and Literacy

Toddlers learn a lot in a very short period of time. What a great time to introduce them to the world around them!

Toddlers love stories about themselves, especially stories about what they are doing. They like stories about going out on the land, washing the dishes, putting on their shoes, going shopping, or stories about when they were born. They will love story time, especially if you read books with big words like “BAM” and “ROAR” and “WE ALL FALL DOWN”.

Children love “lift the flap” books. They may need your guidance to care for books. Treat books well and children will copy you.

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Books for toddlers:

Baby books, family albums or homemade family books

Polar Bear, Polar Bear by Bill Martin, Jr.

When Mama Comes Home Tonight by Eileen Spinelli

I See by Helen Oxenbury

First Words by Lois Weber

Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Do You Want to be My Friend? by Eric Carle

Touch and feel books, any chubby or board books

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