Your child is now two—or as some have referred to it: the “terrible twos.” But don’t despair! As with every stage in child development, each offers something exciting and new. And (just like your little one) each stage can be wonderful and amazing in its own way. The emotional rewards of reading aloud to your two-year-old can make story time a whole new experience with your newly independent toddler:
- As language skills develop, 2-year-old children begin to relate to stories more personally, making them more interesting and rewarding.
- Books and characters can help children through life changes (reading stories about kids learning to use the potty, facing bedtime fears, having a babysitter for the first time, etc.) .
- Reading is also a great way to develop your bond and share special time together.
Read our Reading Skills Toolkit for Toddlers.