Prep: None / Activity Time: 5-7 Minutes

During these months, toddlers show interest and excitement listening to songs and poems, especially those with repetitive phrases. They enjoy hearing and making the sounds of animals and things (e.g., Mooo, Choo-choo). They love to hear favorite books, songs and stories again and again.

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Step 1: Toddlers love to hear their favorite songs and books again and again and again. Reading rhythmic stories and poems is a great way to expose your little one to rhyme in a natural way. Think about some of your toddler’s favorite rhythmic books and read them often, even if it is just a page or two at a time.

Step 2: Toddlers love books about other children and routines that they can relate to and they also love rhythm and rhyme. Here are a few books shown on this site to get you started: