Reasons/ Purposes for Sharing Children's Literature
-It can be fun.
-It's an escape.
-Children have a built-in desire to play. The word "kindergarten" means a child's garden of play
1. Rhythm and Repetition
o Baby in womb can hear mom's voice and heartbeat
o Nursery Rhymes
o Chords repeated
2. Participate in Books
o "Pat the Bunny" by Dorothy, given to new moms or new babies.
o "Where's Spot" by Eric Hill
o *****(I LOVE)***** "The Secret Birthday Message" by Eric Carle, Rebus= some
words replaced by pictures in a story.
o Playing with language…depends on developmental appropriateness
3. Developmental Appropriateness
o Vocab development
o Read books that play with language
o "Amelia Bedelia" by Peggy Parrish
Takes everything literally
o "The King Who Rained" or "reigned" by Fred Gwyne