Question by  Salinda (48)

What should I do to foster reading in my 17 month old who loves books?

My 17 month old son loves books so much.


Answer by  malone (4817)

While there is no guarantee, children who are read to usually grow up to be readers, so start there. Be a good example: show your child that reading is a great leisure activity that should be included in one's daily routine. Teach him respect for books, too.


Answer by  moma2boys (48)

Go to the local library and obtain a library card for him. Attend book readings with other parents with same aged children.

Reply by malone (4817):
A child must be able to write his/her name to get a library card. This usually happens sometime just before or during kindergarten.  add a comment

Answer by  triangular (148)

Most important: read to him and also let him see you reading for pleasure. Follow his lead while looking at picture books -- if he points to something that interests him, label it for him and act interested, which reinforces for him that he is able to make sense out of what's in a book.


Answer by  suze (333)

To foster reading by many colorful books with interesting pictures. Spend time every day reading and talking about the pictures. This will keep him interested. Around age two, introduce books that feature the alphabet. Read the book daily until he understands the words that go with each letter. Learning the alphabet is the first step to learning the words.


Answer by  Yazuser (52)

Read to him! There re so many interesting books for toddlers that age. I would recommend book that are easy to read, like Dr Seuss and that sort.


Answer by  Robbie37 (93)

Read frequently, ask questions about what appears in pictures and ask what he thinks will happen next; even if unable to verbalize answers, he'll be building reading comprehension skills.


Answer by  seshanranjhan (87)

You should say interesting stories and hearsay to him and that has to be watched eagerly. Try to clarify all his questions and doubts with an example. now encourage him.

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