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Providing Books that Support Early Reading and Writing


The foundation for reading and writing skills is set in the first three years of life and has a lot to do with your child’s earliest experiences with books. Early literacy is promoted through your child’s enjoyment of books and positive interactions with adults. So, it’s important to know what books are especially interesting to children of different ages.
Young Toddlers (12-24 months)

  • Books that promote object labeling
  • Books with photos of kids doing familiar things like sleeping or eating
  • Good night books for bed time
  • Interactive, lift-the-flap books
  • Books that label emotions, people, and feelings
  • Books that rhyme
  • Animal books of all sizes and shapes

For more information on the importance of reading, visit Reach Out and Read

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