Reading introduces new words to a child’s vocabulary that are not used in every day conversations and encourages imaginative thinking. Sharing books and introducing new themes help children learn:
Play while reading text to help children make sense of the book. Children can use props such as puppets to talk about the characters in a storybook and retell the story or use other objects to think more deeply about informational text. If there are vocabulary words that are unfamiliar, acting them out through dramatic play helps them by using words they already know and put the new words into action.
This playful book explores the concept of opposites while introducing some basic Spanish words and English counterparts on each page.
Lift the flaps to reveal the animal that coincides with each letter, explaining that letters build words, tracing the letters with a fingertip as you go.
This rhyme-of-a-time alphabet book engages kids to get to know their letters, introducing both lower-case and upper-case letters.
A story to help young children understand the concept of how something small, like a letter, can grow to be a word. This book highlights simple words to encourage children to sound them out and, as they grow older, learn to read.
An alphabet book featuring some of Boynton's famous characters and lots of talking and engagement to be had with each letter.