Children’s literature and picture books can be a wonderful model of rich expressive language and should be included in any language program. The language in books provides a model of syntax for children with syntactical problems, children who speak nonstandard dialects, and for children who speak English as a second language. Books can also introduce new vocabulary and emphasize words that have already been taught. The earlier you start reading to children, the better. Reading aloud to children develops listening and attention skills. When using a theme based curriculum, books can be a great way to begin the lesson and to develop it. AND, the more you read to young children, the more they will want to read!
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