Books are treasures that are crucial to your toddler’s development, not only for speech and language, but also for cognitive, emotional, and social development.  This episode will give you five different ways to read one book to your child.  I hope this will help you to get creative, have fun, and provide a rich, meaningful experience for you and your kiddo.

Please geek out on this topic and click on the references below.  There is a lot more information contained in the links below that I didn't have time to cover.  Honestly, I could have an entire podcast just about reading to toddlers. We will revisit this topic more in the future.

Let me know if you have any questions or if you have any topics you would like discussed on this podcast.  This is for you and I want it to be as relevant as possible.  Reach out to hello@randolphspeechtherapy.com.

Grab your copy of The Talking Toddler Checklist or The Quick Guide to Speech Development.

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References:

https://childmind.org/article/why-is-it-important-to-read-to-your-child/#:~:text=It%20exposes%20them%20to%20new,how%20to%20handle%20challenging%20feelings.

https://www.hanen.org/helpful-info/articles/promoting-language-with-books.aspx#:~:text=Books%20expose%20children%20to%20many,again%20with%20repeated%20readings%20%5B1%5D

https://ehe.osu.edu/news/listing/importance-reading-kids-daily-0

https://www.zerotothree.org/resource/literacy-skills-the-roots-of-reading-start-at-birth/

https://www.readingrockets.org/reading-101/pre-k-years

https://raisingchildren.net.au/toddlers/play-learning/literacy-reading-stories/reading-with-toddlers#:~:text=Turn%20the%20pages%20slowly%2C%20give,books%20over%20and%20over%20again!