Apr 12, 2013 7:00 AM by Diana Kohnle
Health Tip: Encourage Your Toddler to Read
(HealthDay News) -- Reading is a key part of a youngster's learning and development, and parents can take steps to help children foster a lifelong love of reading.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to help toddlers get the most from their reading time:
- Cuddle up in a comfortable, quiet spot to read together.
- Work on pronunciation by noting words that your child pronounces incorrectly.
- Read slowly to help your child understand what's happening in the book.
- Use reading time as a way to help soothe, comfort and calm your child when he or she is upset.