While reading the newspaper or a magazine, let your child sit on your lap. This bonding experience illustrates your love of reading.
Ask your toddler to read a favorite book to you.
Make reading a positive experience. Don't worry if your toddler does not sit still for an entire book. Try again at another time.
Encourage older siblings to read to your toddler. Even if the older siblings cannot read yet, encourage them to tell their younger sibling about their favorite story.