How to Kit: Reading to your child [Video – 11:30] (2009)

This video offers tips for encouraging a love of reading among children from babyhood through the school years.

It shows parents reading with babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children, and emphasizes taking a flexible approach with each age group. For example, toddlers get restless easily, so parents can skip over some words or pages. Preschoolers have longer attention spans and are ready for books about numbers, colours, shapes and comparisons.

School-age children who read chapter books independently may still enjoy well-illustrated, imaginative picture books.

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