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Tips & Activities for Developing Toddler Print Motivation

  • 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.

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