Reading with Infants and Toddlers

On this page we offer some general information about the value and purpose of reading with preschoolers … as well as tips to make it fun for you.


see also:  Literacy Links for ParentsArticles with Tips for Raising ReadersReading Ideas: Make it FunVideos about Reading


Website Links

Developmental Milestones chart courtesy of Reach Out and Read

Literacy Center Education Network delivers free, professionally designed education materials for preschool children

Read Today! offers free, printable reading material to share with your children

Reading Rockets! Ed Extras is a monthly feature that presents a one-page article about learning. There are a variety of forms and it is available in English and Spanish.

Reading Tips is a one-page set of easy-to-use ideas courtesy of Reach Out and Read

Setting Up a Home Library by Dawn Little @ Links to Literacy (March 2010)

Vocabulary Building

What Children Like in Books describes the kinds of things children like to see in books, from infant to age 5

Why Read to Your Preschooler on the Triumphant Child blog (April 2009)


Reading to Share with Your Children

Audio Stories for Kids Choose a block letter for stories to download. MP3

Books for Infants by Lori Calabrese @ Lori Calabrese Writes (August 2009)

The Children’s Librarian Offers Encouragement by Carrie @ Reading My Library (March 2010)

Developing Preschooler’s Vocabulary with Read-Alouds by Dawn Little @ Literacy Toolbox (April 2010)

Homophones, Homonyms, and Knock Knock Jokes @ Chronicles of an Infant Bibliophile (October 2010)

Kids Nursery Rhymes and Riddles and Songs to listen, read, and sing along with.

Tips and Book Suggestions for Reading with Young Children by Cathy Miler @ Education Tipster (March 2010)

Tips for Reading Aloud with Your Toddler by Susan Stephenson @ Book Chook (October 2010)

World eBook Fair Some classic children’s stories including Beatrix Potter. MP3


Ways to Sneak In Learning

100+ Songs to Sing with Your Child (and the Books that Go With Them) by Vanessa @ Silly Eagle Books (January 2010)

Thursday Three:  Reading Games by Pam Coughlan at Booklights (August 2009)

Building Background Knowledge with Picture Books by Cathy Puett Miller (September 2009)





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