Prep: None / Activity Time: 5-6 Minutes

Whether your photos are in a scrapbook, a photo album or in a digital file, toddlers at this age will enjoy looking at the faces and hearing the stories behind them. Touch and name the people and pets in the photos and describe the situations. Your toddler will enjoy seeing smiling faces and colorful pictures, and her oral language skills will grow as you recall the people, places and stories that go with the snapshots.

Photo album or stack of photos (in paper form or digital)

Step 1: Sit with your toddler on your lap.

Step 2: Touch parts of the photos as you name the people, pets, places, and things.

Step 3: Talk about what was going on while that picture was taken, how you felt, etc.