Using dialogic reading with infants and toddlers

Reading to your child should start soon after birth. Listening to the sound of a voice while trying to focus on pictures can help increase brain waves in the infant and is a pleasant experience for everyone.

Just keep in mind that all children, even infants have good times and bad times so be prepared to postpone reading if your child is grumpy, crying,etc.

To help achieve success, here are some helpful tips to consider:
  • Develop a langauge rich environment in your home with age appropriate resources
  • Make time everyday to read together preferably when there is enough time to allow for a relaxed interaction 
  • Create a cozy space in your home specifically for the interaction