Literacy Videos – Toddler
Toddlers (1 year to 3 years old)
Toddlers learn language when you talk to them and they communicate back to you, and by hearing stories read and songs sung aloud. They develop early literacy skills when you give them the chance to play with and explore books and other written materials like magazines, newspapers, take-out menus, markers, and crayons. By the time children are three, they understand stories with plots, and they can tell you stories with a beginning, middle, and end.
Here’s what you can do:
- Purchase sturdy board books that toddlers can carry.
- Books with photos of children doing familiar things like sleeping or playing are interesting to toddlers.
- Read goodnight books at bedtime.
- Toddlers are fascinated with books about saying hello and good-bye.
- Ensure your book choices only have a few words on each page and have simple rhymes or predictable text.
- Use new words when talking to your toddler
- Chat with your toddler throughout the day and ask lots of questions.
- Point out everyday activities and things you see. “Look, there’s a bus.” “Let’s wash our hands.”
Brown Bear Brown Bear
Let’s go to The Zoo
You Are Brave
Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
Building A House
Firefighters To The Rescue
You Are Helpful
Meet Michael’s Dentist
The Berenstain Bears Go To The Doctor
Five Little Monkeys
The Watermelon Seed
Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes
Germs Are Not For Sharing
What Will I Be
Diapers Are Not Forever
I Love You Through And Through