I was looking online and found some very helpful handouts from Reading Rockets on Tips for Parents of Babies and Tips for Parents of Toddlers. In these articles they give you ideas about reading to your child. They also say to talk with your child all day long and to use adult vocabulary.
We have some books in our collection that have great ideas about reading with your child.
Read to Me and I’ll Read to You by Barbara Kohli (Parent’s Shelf 372.41 KO)
Read It! Play It! with Babies and Toddlers by Joanne Oppenheim (Parent’s Shelf 011.62 OP)
Babies Need Books by Dorothy Butler (Parent’s Shelf 028.162 BU)
Books to Grow By by Bob Keeshan (Parent’s Shelf 028.162 KE)
What to Read When by Pam Allyn (649.58 AL)
Reading and talking to your children all day about what you are doing, what you see and what you hear is very important.