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  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 8
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 8

    Welcome to the eighth and final week of my toddler summer reading program. Each week for the past eight weeks, my daughter and I read at least five books a week together. In actuality, we usually ended up reading at least five books a day. In addition to my summer reading program, my daughter also […] More

  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 7
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 7

    Welcome to week 7 of The Parenting Patch toddler summer reading program. Each week for eight weeks this summer, my daughter and I planned to read at least five books each week. We definitely met our goal, usually reading between five and ten books most days. To document and facilitate our progress, I am sharing […] More

  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 6
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 6

    My daughter loves books. To continue to foster her love of reading, she and I read a least a couple of books together almost every day. For the summer reading program in which she is participating at a local library, she must complete a total of six reading logs. For her age group, each reading […] More

  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 5
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 5

    Welcome to the fifth week of the toddler summer reading program in which my daughter and I are participating! Over eight weeks this summer, my daughter and I are challenging ourselves to read at least five books a week. In reality, though, we read five books a day, and often more. In addition to our […] More

  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 4
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 4

    Welcome to week 4 of The Parenting Patch toddler summer reading program. Each week this summer, my daughter and I are challenging ourselves to read at least five books each week. Most of the time, however, we end up reading five to ten books per day. My daughter is also participating in the summer reading […] More

  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 3
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 3

    Welcome to week 3 of The Parenting Patch toddler summer reading program. My daughter is also participating in the summer reading program at one of our local libraries for which the goal is to read five age-appropriate books per week. My daughter and I read far more books together, usually at least five each day […] More

  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 2
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 2

    Last week, my daughter and I started our own toddler summer reading program at home. Our goal is to read at least five books each week. So far, we have surpassed our goal by reading at least five books each day. I also signed my daughter up for the summer reading program at one of […] More

  • Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 1
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    Toddler Summer Reading Program: Week 1

    As a mother and linguist, I cannot emphasize the importance of reading to young children too much. Reading aloud to babies facilitates language development as well as sets the stage for a lifelong love of reading. In my house, my daughter and I read at least one book together (and usually more) almost every single […] More