The Birth of a Book Habit

Playing Activities

  • Let your baby move, crawl and explore. Help your child gain awareness of herself and her environment by letting her crawl through play tunnels, sit in a child-sized tent, climb up the toddler slide, or play in a big box.
  • Play, explore, and sort toys. Separate the animals from the toy cars. Sort toys by color, shape, size etc. and have your baby help. Before your child can actually name the colors, he may be able to sort same colored objects into groups.
  • Create outdoor memories with your child. Play on the beach, sled in the winter, go for a walk, go into the forest or play with other children in the neighborhood. Outdoor time is a wonderful way for families to create lasting memories while exploring nature.

For more suggestions and activities on Raising a Reader, follow our Grow Up Reading™ Board on Pinterest

Library Director:  Clara Nalli Bohrer    |    Youth Services Coordinator:  Jill Bickford    |    Early Childhood Specialist:  Emily Vickers

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