I am not sure that it is the quantity but rather the amount of time spent reading. I think that a parent should read at least 15-20 minutes a day to a toddler and this does not have to be all at the same time.
My DD, 2, won't let me get by with only 15-20 minutes though. She wants at least a good hour out of my hubby and I. She will even accept me reading my boring school books out loud to her.
Because of all the reading that she enjoys, she is already pre-reading and has a giant vocabulary. :)
at 4:35 PM on Jun. 26, 2011