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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: By Mouse & Frog
Author/Illustrator: Deborah Freedman
Age Group: 2-5
Synopsis: Mouse and Frog both want to tell a story and find that taking turns, sharing, and still be good friend is difficult.
There are some friendships that stem from the old adage: “Opposites attract.” Be that …
Title: Ike’s Incredible Ink
Author/Illustrator: Brianne Farley
Age Group: 3-6
Synopsis: Ike is determined to write an amazing story, right after he finds the extremely rare ingredients for the perfect ink.
I am willing to admit that I can be a bit of a procrastinator. Sometimes it’s not …
Title: Lost for Words
Author/Illustrator: Natalie Russell
Age Group: 3-6
Synopsis: Tapir’s friends are all so good at writing, whether it’s stories or poem, but he can’t seem to find his own inspiration.
Bug’s taken to opening hardcover books, propping the front cover up, and pretending he’s typing …