Looking at a Book with Another Toddler

12-18 Months

FromInfant-Toddler Social Studies,  Carla Goble

What to have Sturdy picture books

What to do Sit on the floor with two or more toddlers and look at a sturdy picture book together. Point to and talk about the pictures in the book. Use gestures and sounds, tone of voice, and changes in volume to make the book interesting. Encourage the toddlers to sit near one another and to point and talk about the pictures. As the toddlers’ attention spans increase, add books with longer stories. Books with rhyming words and repetition are especially enjoyable for toddlers. Read these books over and over to help the toddlers begin to remember the rhymes and repetitions. These types of activities are pre-literacy skills and steps in learning to read.

Why - to promote social interaction - to promote the development of social skills

For more activities check out
Infant-Toddler Social Studies: Activities to Develop a Sense of Self

By Carla Goble Copyright 2018 12-18 Months

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