Reading with Infants and Toddlers
It’s never to early to start reading with your infants and toddlers! Here are some simple suggestions for types of books for your youngest readers and how to connect with your child during reading time. More details are available at this link; https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/1833-read-early-and-often.
Length: 3:44; Infants-3 years
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[00:00:08.355]It's never too early to start reading
[00:00:10.517]with your baby or your toddler.
[00:00:13.551]We are gonna look at some guidelines for choosing
[00:00:17.098]awesome books to read with your little ones.
[00:00:23.000]When looking for books for your infant,
[00:00:26.290]look for big, chunky board books
[00:00:28.460]or soft fabric books, even vinyl back books.
[00:00:31.830]They love the high contrast of black and white pictures
[00:00:34.944]and the simple stories and colors.
[00:00:40.093]When your baby is very little find a comfy spot
[00:00:44.030]for them to sit where they can see you
[00:00:46.040]turning the pages.
[00:00:47.900]Though they may not understand a lot of the story,
[00:00:51.300]they love hearing the sound of your voice
[00:00:53.956]and they are beginning to recognize that books
[00:00:57.240]are a part of calm and loving routine.
[00:01:07.190]As your baby grows you can offer simple board books
[00:01:11.210]with simple stories and rhymes and repeated phrases.
[00:01:15.573]Babies and toddlers also love looking at stories
[00:01:19.190]with pictures of other babies and familiar objects
[00:01:22.080]they see everyday.
[00:01:43.504]As you begin to read with your toddler,
[00:01:45.750]remember that it's about the connection between you
[00:01:48.760]and your child and sharing that reading time together.
[00:01:52.760]It's okay if you don't get to the end of the book.
[00:01:55.010]Allow them to interact as you read
[00:01:57.245]and point to things that they are excited about
[00:01:59.990]in the story.
[00:02:02.305]Gets his engine, slows his drum, dreams sweet dreams
[00:02:04.750]of swirly fun.
[00:02:06.820]Shhh, goodnight cement mixer, goodnight.
[00:02:10.776](baby talks excitedly)
[00:02:12.030]Dump truck loves to work.
[00:02:13.701](baby talks excitedly)
[00:02:14.687]Yeah, dump truck,
[00:02:15.520]loves to work and haul.
[00:02:17.290]He carries loads both big and small.
[00:02:19.970]He moves the dirt from place to place
[00:02:21.830]then dumps it with a happy face.
[00:02:23.990]One final load spills on the heap.
[00:02:26.160]Now dump truck's tired and wants to sleep.
[00:02:30.560]He lowers his bed, locks his gate, rests his wheels.
[00:02:33.960]As your child gets older
[00:02:35.700]they might be ready for books with regular pages
[00:02:38.367]and more engaging plots that they can follow
[00:02:41.172]and engage with.
[00:02:45.560]When your reading with your older toddler
[00:02:47.618]you can begin to ask questions about the story
[00:02:50.820]and make connections with other parts of their life
[00:02:54.810]and things that they know.
[00:02:56.690]Toddlers love repetition and they will read the same book
[00:03:01.380]over and over and over again.
[00:03:07.116]Ahh, peek a boo, who's that?
[00:03:10.101]Pig (makes oink sound)
[00:03:13.290]Remember book reading offers you time
[00:03:16.100]throughout your day to connect with your child
[00:03:18.540]to build their language skills and make reading
[00:03:21.390]a fun and important part of their life.
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