Friday, February 19, 2010

Judge a Book by Its Cover

Well, okay, don't judge it, but DO talk about it.  Is the book big or small? What does the cover look like? Try to predict what the story will be about. This helps a child’s overall awareness of print and familiarity with books. Plus it brings out their creativity!
Here's an example involving a read aloud we LOVE:

Discussion during storytime about this cover:

Miss Jenna: “Do cows really lay eggs?”
Preschoolers: “NO!”
Miss Jenna: “Who does?”
Preschoolers: “CHICKENS!”
Precocious preschooler probably destined for greatness: “Cows lay milk!”

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