Ready to Read Early Literacy Tip 3- Reading

Posted on April 20, 2021

by Cristin B

Parents and caregivers can foster the love of reading by reading to their babies from the start. Studies show that when children enjoy reading and being read to, they tend to perform better in school. The best way to develop a love of reading is to do it often, and most importantly, have fun with it!  There is no wrong way to read a book.  Babies often “read” by chewing on a book, toddlers love exploring the pictures, and preschoolers enjoy “reading” (pretend reading) to you!  Like singing, children are exposed to many new words with each page they turn and remember, the more words children hear before entering kindergarten, the better readers they become. You can also show your children that reading is important by having your child see you read! 

To learn more about the benefits of reading, explore the articles below or contact the Ready to Read team,

readytoread@toledolibrary.org, to schedule a 30-minute virtual or telephone early literacy training.  

Reading Tips for Parents of Babies

How to Introduce Toddlers and Babies to Books  

Listen to a fun story this Saturday’s Virtual Storytime!  Here’s what’s coming up!  

Also, check out Bookflix where you can read, watch and listen to stories

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Help Wanted, Must Love Books

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A Book for Escargot

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How to Read to a Grandma or Grandpa

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Mousie, I Will Read to You

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Llama, Llama Loves to Read

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The Library Book

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The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read

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Chicken Story Time

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You Can Read

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