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Ideas for Toddlers Who Hate Books…’s Therapy Tip of the Week 1.10.15

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Imagine my surprise today when I found a Therapy Tip of the Week we’ve never published!

It’s from the vault… so to speak…

Ideas for Toddlers Who Hate Books

In this Therapy Tip of the Week video, I’ll share a strategy I often use to ‘make books better’ for toddlers with attention challenges who need an extra incentive to stay with me as I read a book.

Even though it takes some time to put together, once you’ve done your prep work, you’ll have the book and materials to use for years to come.

The modifications I’ll show you really, really work to help a toddler who HATES books learn to sit through a short and fun book since you’re giving them something to DO which makes reading not so boring after all : )

Click the arrow over my picture below to play the video.

For even more ideas for making books better, check out my series of podcasts posted in this link:
Make Books Come to Life

Making Books Better

Part One
Part Two
Part Three



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  2. Kristine on May 17, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Although my little guy loves his books, this is such a neat idea I must try. Thank you so much for your podcasts, videos and blog – making them all readily available and free to parents and professionals, it is so very much appreciated and helpful. Happy belated Mother’s Day. God Bless

  3. Miriam Lopez on June 20, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Laura, this is a great advice. Thank you!

    By the way, could you provide a list of book that are good for this technique thathave big and few pictures per page and good story.

    Looking forward to hear from you,

    Take care,


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