Storytime with Molly
Sharing books with your toddler helps them develop the language skills and vocabulary they’ll need to be a good a reader later on. Children’s books introduce kids to new and unusual words that you might not use in everyday conversation at home. Watch Molly read her favorite books and demonstrate her language and vocabulary skills. Also listen for some tips for reading to toddlers!
Length: 2:46; infant-3 years
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[00:00:19.369]Oo, oo, ah!
[00:00:22.127]Monkeys, oo, oo, oo, oo, oo, oo, oo, ah.
[00:00:28.169]Reading with your toddler is so important.
[00:00:30.590]It's one way to spend quality time together.
[00:00:33.830]Sharing books helps them develop language skills
[00:00:37.020]and vocabulary that they'll need to be a good reader
[00:00:42.500]Children's books oftentimes introduce kids
[00:00:44.872]to new, unusual words that might not always be used
[00:00:49.761]in everyday conversations.
[00:00:52.870]That's important because toddlers' vocabulary
[00:00:56.780]is often a strong predictor of later success in school.
[00:01:04.507]This is piggy go night.
[00:01:10.115]This a piggy go night night.
[00:01:16.310]This piggy go beep-beep!
[00:01:30.167]There's lots of important,
[00:01:32.380]and sometimes overwhelming, tips
[00:01:34.408]to have a successful book reading with a toddler,
[00:01:37.910]but the number one is just always remember to have fun.
[00:01:43.433]Puppies say no.
[00:01:49.503]Puppies say no.
[00:01:51.021]Puppies say no.
[00:01:53.132]Puppies say no!
[00:01:57.790]It's important to read to them
[00:01:59.930]almost every single day.
[00:02:01.460]And as you're reading with them, ask questions,
[00:02:04.460]give them a chance to think, and to respond,
[00:02:07.630]and to have some back and forth conversation.
[00:02:11.200]Another way to get them engaged with a book
[00:02:13.390]is to point things out on the page, like Molly's doing.
[00:02:19.570]And then, most importantly, let the toddler choose the book.
[00:02:23.970]Follow their lead, even if you've read the book
[00:02:27.500]a million times, read it just one more.
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