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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Toddlers

A Talk & Read Activity for Toddlers

Picture Walk

Talk & Read Explore lots of words with your child.


Picture Walk

Grab a book, magazine or even a newspaper and explore the pictures together. Use this opportunity to talk about new things you may not have discussed before. Describe what you see and follow your child's lead. You will find all kinds of things to talk about and build your child's vocabulary at the same time!


'Round and 'Round the Garden Tickle Rhyme

'Round and 'round the garden, [Gently circle your child's belly, back or hand.]

Goes the teddy bear.

One step, two step, [Walk fingers up child's arm.]

Tickle under there! [Tickle under chin.]

Repeat as long as your little one enjoys tickle time!


Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

Find these books at

  • Now That You're Here
  • Now That You're Here by Loryn Brantz
  • The Babies and Bunnies Book
  • The Babies and Bunnies Book by John Schindel
  • My First Book of Veggies
  • My First Book of Veggies by Fred Wolter


Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Find Storytimes