Young children love to hear the same stories over and over again. In addition to enjoying the stories and illustrations, research suggests that re-reading stories can also help children to learn new vocabulary. Choosing books that are interesting, engaging, and fun to re-read are keys to supporting children’s learning. While there are many to choose from, we are sharing a few of our favorites.
Many parents, educators, and caregivers will notice infants’ specific fascination with the faces of other babies. A recent article from The New York Times shared a list of books that infants will love, as they feature a variety of illustrations and drawings of other babies! Sharing books with infants on the topic they find most interesting is a great way to engage their young minds in story time.
Children enjoy listening to books that use rhyming language! Rhyming stories include fun, rhythmic language and are read in a sing-song style that make these books engaging while also helping children develop skills in language and early literacy. As children listen to books with rhyme, they are learning about similarities of sounds in spoken words.