Help My Child To Read: 4 Tips to Help Select Print Salient Books

Help My Child to Read: 4 Tips to Help Select Print Salient Books In a previous post, I define salient print and give a list of my 10 favorite print salient books. If you’re interested in learning more about print saliency, please read that post.   Photo Credit: Nrbelex I’m further diving into print saliency […]

Help My Child to Read: 10 Print Salient Books for Your Emerging Reader

Help My Child to Read: 10 Print Salient Books for Your Emerging Reader What is Salient Print? Salient Print is print that is purposefully noticeable, interesting and gets children’s attention. They want to focus on the print. This in turn, grows their awareness of print. In print-salient books, print is enlarged, redundant, and catches the […]

Vocabulary Development: Why is it good to re-read the same books to your children?

Vocabulary Development: Why is it good to re-read the same books to your children? They say, “Variety is the spice of life”, but according to research toddlers and preschoolers build their vocabularies faster when they are re-read the same book. Photo Credit: aaronmcintyre Dr. Jessica Horst from University of Sussex’s WORD Lab performed an experiment […]

5 Preschool Books for Spring with Reading Tips and Extension Activities

5 Preschool Books for Spring with Reading Tips and Extension Activities *Amazon affiliate links are included. The Very Hungry Caterpillarby Eric Carle   What’s It About: This 26 page board book classic is about a very hungry caterpillar who eats a lot of food in preparation for his (or her) big transformation. Hate to give […]

How to Use Books to Improve Toddlers’ Communication Skills

How to Use Books to Improve Toddlers’ Communication Skills Last month, I happily contributed a fantastic article to the fine folks over at Pediastaff entitled, How to Use Books to Improve Toddlers’ Communication Skills. If you are interested in this topic or are wondering how to engage your toddler in book reading to promote language […]

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