When you’re out and about with your toddler, try and find things to read aloud to them. When you’re going for a walk together, read out road and street signs. Your toddler’s brain is busy soaking up everything they see and hear. Regular exposure to new words will boost their vocabulary and conversation skills.
Some picture books may have unusual words, which is great for your little one’s vocabulary.
If grandparents or friends come to visit, encourage them to read to your toddler too. Toddlers love having someone new read to them. It will also give you a chance to relax or focus on something else for a few minutes.
If you have a parent’s group which you enjoy, encourage the toddlers to share and look at books together. Borrow each other’s books to read to your children at home.
Try attending Story Time at your local library. These sessions are a great place to listen to stories, do some activities, connect with other families in your area or just venture out of the house. They’re free.