Choosing books

Picture books
Detailed images will give you lots to talk about, and encourage discussion and questioning.

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Poems
Poetry exposes children to the sounds and the rhythm of language and also to inventive and creative ways of expressing concepts.

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Tales
The early bird caught the worm, the beautiful swan was once an ugly duckling and the modest tortoise won the race - some of life’s best lessons are learned through folk and fairy tales!

 

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Nursery Rhymes
Research shows that early learning of nursery rhymes and rhythmic poems, songs, and chants significantly enhances early reading skills.

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Books in a series
Reading a series of books gives children the chance to get to know the different characters and to see them in different situations.

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Stories that reflect real life
Many difficult issues are handled sensitively and in a non-threatening way in books, and can help children process what’s going on in their own lives.

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