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Gina Parnell

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The importance of reading to young children

Resources for story/music time
How to decide what types of books are appropriate for young learners
Titles of books that will benefit each type of literacy and an explanation of why these books will benefit each type of literacy
ECE 335
Children’s Literature
Donna Marvel
November 24, 2013
"Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read."
— Marilyn Jager Adams
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald
Reading to a young child opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to the development, learning experiences, and imagination. As a parent you have the ability to start reading to your child even before they are born. Baby's hearing is the first thing to fully develop, so at 24 weeks a baby has the ability to hear the voices of parents and siblings among other things before they are born. Reading to an unborn child is more for the benefit of the new parent.

Elf on the Shelf Storytime
The Elf on the Shelf A Christmas Activity Book
Special Event, Storytime, Children's Event (Children's)
Wednesday November 27, 2013 11:00 AM

Fall Story Times September 9 through December 11

Fall story times will run September 9 through December 11 according to the following schedule:

Copper Mountain Branch Library
Ages 0-8: Monday 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Ages 0-5: Tuesday 10:15 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wednesday 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Main Library
Ages 0-5: Tuesday 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Ages 0-8: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

WACO Storytime

Storytime (Children's)
Wednesday November 27, 2013 11:00 AM

Grinch Day
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Storytime, Special Event, Children's Event (Children's)
Sunday December 01, 2013 1:00 PM
Listed here are places that you and your child can go for story time and reading presentations.
Quotable Reading Quotes | Children's Books and Authors | Reading
Rockets. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.readingrockets.org/books/fun/
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When looking into books that are appropriate for your young learner take into consideration where they are developmentally.
Taking age into consideration when you pick out books here are some things to look for:

Infant - Two
- choose books that have bright colors and sharp contrast,simple pictures and short phrases, and real life photos, textures, peek a boo pockets, Simple story books, nursery rhymes, poems, wordless picture books, cloth and board books (Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, 2009)

Two -Three
- we still need photos that have the bright colors and sharp contrast, and real life photos at this age, But also start with rhyming and repetition books that have short stories. You have about 20 minutes when it comes to attentions span so keep that in consideration while picking books.
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (2009, September). Selecting Books
for Infants, Birth to 18 Months | Education.com. Retrieved from http:// www.education.com/reference/article/selecting-books-infants/
Reading to your child after they are born has a lot of benefits. According to Children's Literature and the Developing Reader, simple books help children understand the many ways the world can be represented through pictures, words, sounds, and the pictures words paint (Coats 2013).

This and the information after applies all the way up till they can read independently, even then you may want to read with your child and you taking turns just for that quality time.

It also helps them find words and images for emotions so that they can understand them better or gives them containers in which to store their anxieties and develop a theory of mind (ToM), which is the ability to understand mental states of oneself and others and to realize that other people can think differently than oneself (Coats 2013).

Coats, K. (2013). Children's Literature & the Developing Reader. San Diego, Ca. Bridgepoint Education, Inc. content.ashford.edu
Some ways that it benefits the parent are; It allows them and any siblings to think about what the baby might be like, There fore building a space for this child to have in heart and mind. It also makes the parent(s) take a break from baby planning and preparing to just stop and take a moment to just hang out with their unborn child for a bit.
Reading continued
Reading Continued
Reading with and to your child also builds a stronger relationship between them and you, promotes academic excellence,teaches basic speech and reading skills, better communication and more logical thinking skills, helps master language, and lastly gives new experiences and better concentration. ("Why Reading is Important for Children: The Benefits – Early Moments - Earlymoments.com",n.d.)
Why Reading is Important for Children: The Benefits – Early Moments - Earlymoments.com.
(n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.earlymoments.com/Promoting-Literacy-and-a-Love-of-Reading/Why-Reading-to-Children-is-Important/
At all Elementary schools there is a little program that is run by the Parent liaison. The program here is called the Little Rangers that has both music and reading for children that are one to four. This takes place at Timber Ridge Elementary on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 9 am -10 am
There is so much importance that comes through reading to a child,that it is something that everyone stresses on whenever the opportunity arises.
Can You See What I See books By Walter Wick
These are good books to use for young readers because they have beautiful bright illustrations with simple items hidden in them that Children look at and find. There are level books that are for ages 4-6.

Baby nose to baby toes by Vicki Ceelen is another good book to use for visual literacy because the photos in this book are of real babies and animals. The photos in this book will hold the interest of a baby who sees someone like themselves. The contrast of the photos is also good when it comes to visual literacy.
Three- Five
- When choosing books for this age level look for big pictures, things that your child is interested in, and Bright colors that bring out happy emotions. Also look of books that have rhyme, repetition, or deal with something that you would like to teach your child.

Today I Feel Silly By Jamie Lee Curtis is a book that shows feelings. The little girls facial expressions and body language show the different ways she feels on each day. This is a good way to show children a variety of emotions and what they look like on others.
The Going to Bed Book By Sandra Boynton is a good way to teach a child the ritual of getting ready for and going to book. It is written in a way that is understandable to young children with a little bit of silliness thrown in for entertainment
Poke-A-Dot: 10 Little Monkeys by IKids is a book that helps young readers learn to count. The dots go down when you press them making it easier to keep tract of what number they are one. The dots are a tactile way of learning.
The 5 Senses (Let's Learn About) By Nuria Roca Tactile literacy is not just about touch but the use of all of the senses. Young children need to learn what the senses are and see how they are use. This book takes them on adventure about the senses you use out in the world.
Book Ideas:
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis I a book that encourages imagination and that just because it is one thing does not mean that it can't be something else. With all of the technology today and that more and more children are leaving the outdoors for it, this book helps them to use their imagination.
We Were Tired of Living in a House By Liesl Moak Skorpen gives the experience of different living environments and the amount of space that all of these places have. Here children compare the size of space.
Chicka Chicla Boom Boom By Martin Jr, Bill, John Archambault and Lois Ehlert is a ryme book full of repetition and lots of fun sounds to engage your young reader. Using Youtube is a way for your child to listen to books and view books read in different ways by different readers. you want your child to hear different voice tones from different speakers.
Old Mcdonald had a Farm By Salina Yoon is a good book because it has a variety of sounds that you and your child can experience and use together. Reading or singing the story adds variety to how your child hears it. This book can also turn into you communcating with your child about the different animals that are in the book.
Possum Come A-Knockin' by Nancy Van Laan is another book that can be read in a variety of ways. This book can be sung as well as read to your child. The repetition and rhyme will eventually allow them to join in with you.
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