The Allen County (IN) Public Library (ACPL) has created this flier, “Follow the CAR,” to encourage adults to follow the child’s lead when talking and reading to infants and toddlers. CAR means to:
Comment and wait*
Ask questions and wait*
Respond by adding a little more
*Waiting gives the child time to respond.
Librarians model and share ideas with caregivers during storytimes, but not all caregivers can schedule their library visits to coincide with library storytimes. This is one more way to spread the word of the importance of reading to and engaging with infants and toddlers. For a larger view of the flier, click on the thumbnail car images. The flier includes the URL for the ACPL Everybody Reads resource page, http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/children/everybodyreads.html.