Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tips on Choosing Books for Children

Creating a book collection with plenty of variety will make reading with children enjoyable and will open their eyes to new ideas about the world around them.

select books which:
-> have print large enough for children to follow along as you read
-> introduce new experiences
-> celebrate the sounds of language by using rhymes, catchy phrases, or silly sounds.
-> Have illustrations or photographs that would catch children's imagination and help them understand the text.
-> introduce children to different cultures and ways of life.
-> represent different races, genders, ages, abilities
-> Have relatioships in the story that encourage positive interactions, such as cooperation and problem solving.

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