Toddlers and Book Sharing

"Even toddlers can enjoy books and learn from sharing books with you. Sharing books with your children can help them learn to talk better and get them ready to listen and learn in school.

Making Books A Part of Your Child’s Bedtime Routine:

Set aside 10 to 20 minutes with the TV off for sharing books as part of your regular bedtime routine. Regular bedtime routines started when children are young help prevent future bedtime struggles. Teaching your children how to fall asleep alone by putting them in bed awake helps prevent future night wakings.

2 Year Olds Can:

  • Choose a book to share.
  • Enjoy sharing the same book over and over and over again!
  • Repeat some of the words and phrases you say or read.
  • Ask you questions, such as: “What’s that?”
  • Enjoy a trip to your local public library for Story Time or to borrow some books."