Reasons to Talk

When you talk to your child about different events and ideas, it helps them learn new vocabulary and to use words they know.

Books to Read

Good Night, Gorilla - Peggy Rathmann

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Good Night, Gorilla

Peggy Rathmann
The Magic Hat - Mem Fox

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The Magic Hat

Mem Fox
The Napping House - Audrey Wood

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The Napping House

Audrey Wood
The Lion and the Mouse - Jerry Pinkney

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The Lion and the Mouse

Jerry Pinkney
Chalk - Bill Thomson

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Chalk

Bill Thomson
A ball for Daisy

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A ball for Daisy

Journey

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Journey

Flora and the flamingo

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Flora and the flamingo

Sidewalk flowers

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Sidewalk flowers

Mirror

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Mirror

Bark George

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Bark George

Dig in!

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Dig in!

Frog on a log?

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Frog on a log?

Who took the cookies from the cookie jar?

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Who took the cookies from the cookie jar?

The spider on the floor

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The spider on the floor

Raffi
The Little Red Hen (makes a pizza)

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The Little Red Hen (makes a pizza)

Things to Do

Explain a story you just read in your own words.

Ask your baby a question and then answer it, holding your own personal conversation that your baby witnesses. 

Ask your child to tell you about their day. Then ask follow-up questions to help your child add details. 

Read one of your child's favorite stories, stopping at certain points to ask your child what happens next.

Ask your child to tell you what's happening on the page. To get started, try these wordless books.

Ask questions and let your child respond with their own answer between pages. To get started, try these question and answer books.

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