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Books have a magical power to transport the reader into any world at any given point in time. We can sit at home and become completely immersed in somebody else's life. Best of all, books help to expand our understanding of different people and cultures as well as ourselves. When we read a story as a child, it becomes a part of our own identity. Reading a diverse range of books exposes children to an array of characters with different perspectives. This helps give children a heart for everyone, thus assisting in developing empathy. (De, @booksandbabycinos)Embracing Our Differences - December Suggestions
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10… A study several years ago by researchers from the Institute of Education in London found that children who receive bedtime stories from their parents as infants perform better in vocabulary and spelling but also in maths. Reading supports numeracy. Books are full of numbers and images for counting. (Kim, @bookbairn)Counting Up and Down - November Suggestions
Title: Here We Are
Author/Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Age Group: 3-6
Synopsis: A subtly amusing introduction to living on the planet earth.
Bug has been very interested in what Peanut will or will not do once she decides to make an appearance. What will she eat? Will she be …
Picture book text can be funny, thoughtful, tender, (insert a million other adjectives here), but some of my favorite picture books are wordless. In a wordless (or nearly wordless) book the illustrations do all the heavy lifting. They make the story accessible to all readers, …Continue Reading
Title: 1) His Royal Tinyness 2) Nobody Asked if I Wanted a Baby Sister
Author: 1) Sally Llyod-Jones 2) Martha Alexander
Illustrator: 1) David Roberts 2) Martha Alexander
“Once upon a time there was a Happy Family…Until one horrible, NO GOOD day, when a new ruler was born…” …Continue Reading