Toddlers
First Steps Toward Reading


Playing Activities


  • Make music using percussion instruments. Create a beat, play popular songs or nursery rhymes and sing songs. Play along with your child as well as encouraging her to play by himself/herself.
  • Go to the playground and run, jump, hop, and kick. Slide down the slide and experience all the playground has to offer.
  • Play outside every day. Allow your child to explore, use their imagination and experience the wonders of the outdoors.
  • Skills Learned: Coordination, listening skills, and musical exploration, hand eye coordination, gross motor skills, sharing, problem solving, music and movement, tools and technology.


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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