First Steps Toward Reading
- Collect a variety of different books such as board books, picture books, books with different textures for babies and toddlers. Enjoy a variety of alphabet books, rhyming books, and picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, plus dictionaries and other reference books. Use a variety of books to learn new vocabulary, gain prior knowledge and enjoy interactive experiences.
- Toddlers can understand stories they might not be able to read on their own. Read books of interest such as dinosaurs; the words might be large, but still enjoyable for a dinosaur lover. Younger kids can look at illustrations in books and ask questions as they follow along.