More fun with books – Toddler

more fun with books toddlerToddlers will love hearing you make different noises while reading and will love making them too!

Did you know?

Reading with your child teaches them the basics of how books work e.g. books are read front to back and words left to right in some cultures. Tracking the words with your finger reinforces this.

Add language

Short, repetitive and rhyming stories help develop language in young children.

Ask occasional questions about what is happening in the pictures/story.

Other development

Book sharing helps develop your child’s attention and concentration.

Books are a great way to talk about behaviour and emotions. For example, how a character feels, what he does when he feels that way, and what happens next.


Try out some ideas from the book e.g. “They went on a picnic in our book today. Why don’t we have a picnic lunch in the backyard?”

Across the ages

All the activities listed on our “Play Ideas” page can be applied across different age groups. Check out books for babieschildren and playgroups.


Activities listed under “toddler” are suitable for children aged 1-3 years. Toddlers enjoy activities that include exploring their environment and finding out how things work.