Making the Most of Toddler Story Time

More Ways to Introduce Reading

Books are a great place to encourage a love of reading, but they're not the only reading material that will fascinate your child. Use magazines for "pictures hunts" in which you and your child hunt for pictures of babies or dogs, for example. Give your child your junk mail to open and look through. Point to signs in the store and read them to him. Show him that reading material is everywhere and plays an important part in everyday activities.

From The Parents Answer Book: From Birth Through Age Five, by the editors of Parents magazine. Copyright © 2000 by Roundtable Press and G+J USA Publishing.

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