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Family Learning Center

Reading Activities

Storytime at the FLCs

The Family Learning Centers offer storytimes and activities throughout the month.  Please contact a center near you to find out more information.  

Tips for Reading to Your Child 

The literacy milestones below are brought to you by Reach out and Read®.

If your child is 6-12 months of age:

  • Hold child comfortably; face-to-face gaze
  • Follow baby’s cues for “more” and “stop”
  • Point and name pictures

If your child is 12-18 months of age:

  • Respond to child’s prompting to read
  • Let the child control the book
  • Be comfortable with toddler’s short attention span
  • Ask “where’s the…?” and let child point

If your child is 18-24 months of age:

  • Relate books to child’s experiences
  • Use books in routines, bedtimes
  • Ask “what’s that?” and give child time to answer
  • Pause and let child complete the sentence 

If your child is 24-36 months of age:

  • Keep using books in routines
  • Read at bedtime
  • Be willing to read the same story over and over
  • Ask “what’s that?”
  • Relate books to child’s experiences
  • Provide crayons and paper

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