Vocabulary is simply knowing the names of things. The larger your child’s vocabulary the better they’ll be able to express themselves, avoiding unnecessary frustration. When your child has the words to explain what they’re feeling, it’s easier on both of you. Furthermore, children with larger vocabularies have a head start when they learn to read because it’s much easier to sound out words that are familiar to them.
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Earlier this week, the New York Times announced their picks for Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2009 — just in time for the holiday season!
Kids won’t sit still? These fun action rhymes will entertain them.Twinkle, Twinkle Traffic Light (tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) Twinkle, twinkle traffic light, (open & close hands) Standing at the corner bright. (rest elbow on opposite arm) Red means stop (palm out), green means go, (wave hands) Yellow means to drive real slow. (pretend to steer car) Twinkle, twinkle traffic light, (open & close hands) Standing at the corner bright. (rest elbow on opposite arm)
C-A-R (tune: Bingo) I have a bright red shiny car, I’m driving it today-o! C-A-R, beep beep! C-A-R, beep beep! C-A-R, beep beep! I’m driving it today-o! (repeat 3 times with claps for the letters)
It’s never too early to read with your kids! Current research shows that there are six pre-reading skills that get children ready to read: print motivation, vocabulary, print awareness, letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and narrative skills. Starting from birth, simple every day activites can enhance these skills.
Print motivation, a child’s interest in and enjoyment of books, is the easiest to work on. Any time you have fun reading with your child, you’re developing your child’s print motivation. Pop-ups, lift-the-flap, and touch and feel books are so much fun, your child won’t even know reading is good for them!
Check out our Born to Read page to learn more about early literacy!
It’s that time of year — ghosts and goblins will soon be trolling our streets looking for treats. Get the kids in the mood with these fun books guaranteed NOT to keep them up all night!
Complement your reading by really getting into character with this fun action rhyme!Monsters Galore! Monsters galore, can you roar? (roar) Monsters galore, can you soar? (flying motion) Monsters galore, please shut the door. (clap hands once) Monsters galore, fall on the floor! (fall down)
Come to Saturday Tales October 17 at 11:00 for more Silly Monster fun with Miss Lisa!
And if you’re still fighting the good fight, these books for grownups will give you some tips to get your child to bed once and for all!
Here are a few picture books with beautiful illustrations. Oh, and the stories are good too!
Or check out some of our other new picture books.