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Baby Bookworms! 7 Tips for Reading Aloud to Babies & Toddlers

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Keep It Playful


Reading to little ones can be an adventure. Try not to take it too seriously! Your baby may want to grab the book, turn the pages (a bunch at a time), and skip ahead — let her! (But if she's chucking book after book, it might be time for a more active playtime activity!) Keeping reading playful and hands-on — with pop-up and textured books, and props like puppets and stuffed animals — helps draw children in and develop a love of reading for fun. Also, choose books about your child's favorite characters and things, whether it's Doc McStuffins or dinosaurs!

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