What to consider when choosing a book to read with your child.
Reading with your little ones introduces them to a world of imagination, creativity and possibilities. They go on journeys through stories and learn life lessons. The world of books also exposes them to new vocabulary, teaches them oral language skills, comprehension skills and how reading and writing are connected.
So which books are best? As a Teacher, I’ve been asked many times how I choose a ‘good fit’ book when reading with my toddler. When choosing a book there are a few things I look for in particular:
By keeping these focus points in mind when choosing a book, you will be able to not only enjoy reading a story with your little one, but teach them mini literacy lessons along the way!
By guest writer Kelly Cairns
Kelly Cairns is mum to Carter. Before Carter came along she was a Year Prep Primary School Teacher and Junior School Learning and Teaching Co-Ordinator.