Early Literacy

Playing, sharing, and learning can be done through books

• As your 2-year-old gets older, they can repeat phrases, words, and even tell you more about the book they want to read.
• You can count pictures.
• You can ask questions about characters, feelings, or things that are like one another in the book.
• When you read with enthusiasm, it encourages your toddler to get excited about books and learning.
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Early Literacy

Using the magic of everyday fun to create learning

• Toddlers often have strong ideas about what they want to do, and you should do the things they want to do with them.
• Following your toddler’s lead helps them become smart.
• Talking, singing, and pretending with your toddler are great for their development.
• Screens like TV’s or tablets should only be used for high-quality programming, and you need to watch or play together with your toddler.
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Early Literacy

No “screens” for baby except face time or video chat with family along with teacher or parent

• Read board or cloth books, books with baby faces, or nursery rhymes.
• Point and name things.
• Make eye contact and play games like peek-a-boo or pat-a-cake. The first year of life is an important learning time for baby.
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