Favourite Books for Literacy Week 2015 #PreschoolActivities
This post is not sponsored or endorsed by any brand mentioned within. All opinions remain hpnest and my own. Literacy is something that can be promoted daily regardless of your child's age. I've been reading to my girl since she was just a few weeks old as part of our nightly routine. Literacy is not just the ability to read, it relates to language skills and social (conversation) interaction as well. Having quality books accessible for children at all times will help them learn to count books as a valued part of their daily life and not just a school chore to be conquered later on. The National spotlight on Family Literacy has been given an official day, this year it falls on Tuesday, January 27. Here are some of my favourite books to read and listen to in my classroom and with my own girl. My Top 3 Authors/Publishers: Scholastic Canada- Publishes and distibutes books all over the world. My childcare center participates in their book club which gives access to quality, affordable books and learning resources each month. www.scholastic.ca/ Robert Munsch- this Canadian Author has written many books that promote humour and expressive language. I like to get these books with Munsch reading on CD so we can listen to his humorous portrayal of his story. www.robertmunsch.com/books DK Books International (Dorling Kindersley Limited)- These books are packed with colour photos and are top quality non-fiction/reference books with a wealth of information available in a wide variety of topics for all ages. www.dk.com/ca/ Did you Know? Picture books encourage children to use their imagination and develop descriptive language. Repetitive and rhyming books help children memorize the familiar patterns of speech and encourage responsive language.