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Reading with your toddler: in pictures

18-36 months

Play and interact with your toddler

Talk to your toddler about what he is doing.

Point out letters in words you and your toddler see around you.

Make your own music – sing and dance together!

Talk and read

Tell the same stories and rhymes over and over again.

Name the pictures your toddler points to in the book.

Pack books when you go out.

Ways to read

Turn the pages together.

You don’t have to finish a book – a few pages is great!

Join in activities at the library – it’s free.

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Last updated or reviewed
30-03-2015

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