Did you know that reading books with your toddler is a great way to boost their language and literacy skills? In addition to setting a strong foundation for future learning, shared reading can also strengthen your bond with your child and nurture a love for books as they grow older. We can’t recommend it enough! On this blog, NAPA SLP Jamie shares her top 5 toddler books to add to your child’s library. Happy reading!
This interactive lift-the-flap book is very engaging for toddlers. It provides simple language and introduces prepositions. Here are some ideas you can target while reading the book:
This book introduces colors and animals and is highly repetitive – making learning fun and predictable! Here are some ideas you can target while reading the book:
This engaging story is great for learning about body parts, counting, and acting out actions. Here are some ideas you can target while reading the book:
This series of pop-up books are full of so many choices! Animals, body parts, and vehicles are just a few of the developmentally appropriate topics to introduce to your toddler! Here are some ideas you can target while reading the book:
This fun lift-the-flap book is a great way to develop your child’s language, listening skills, attention, and more. It’s filled with repetitive phrases, zoo animals, and describing words that will continue to build their vocabulary. Here are some ideas you can target while reading the book:
Early exposure to reading sets the stage for future academic success and provides a solid foundation for lifelong learning. It sparks imagination, promotes cognitive development, and introduces them to a world of knowledge, as well as cherished moments between you and your child.
While researching different ways to help her children, both of whom needed speech services, Jamie discovered a love for the world of speech and language. Like many moms, she relies on and appreciates how her kid’s speech therapists have transformed her family’s life and overall wellbeing. Jamie insists, “There is no better feeling than working with a child and seeing them grow with their speech, language, and communication.”
NAPA offers speech therapy to children of all ages to address delays and disorders in expressive/receptive language, articulation, oral motor dysfunction, apraxia of speech, social language, fluency, feeding and swallowing, and cognitive skills.