Health Tip: Encourage Your Toddler to Read

(HealthDay News) -- Reading is a key part of a youngster's learning and development, and parents can take steps to help children foster a lifelong love of reading.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to help toddlers get the most from their reading time:

  • Cuddle up in a comfortable, quiet spot to read together.

  • Work on pronunciation by noting words that your child pronounces incorrectly.

  • Read slowly to help your child understand what's happening in the book.

  • Use reading time as a way to help soothe, comfort and calm your child when he or she is upset.

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