Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Reading is fundamental

Posted by Heather Shields On 5:58 AM | 3 comments
My little ones are so energetic that it can be so hard to find a book to keep their interest. They love words, but usually it's running off at the mouth as opposed to listening to me read them. 2 read that seem to please ALL FOUR of my kiddos are fantastic books by Leslie Patricelli called Higher! Higher! and Baby Happy Baby Sad that
Higher! Higher! The first is geared towards older kids, and every millimeter of space on that pages is filled with vibrantly colored pictures. My 7 and 4 year old loves it! The words are simple, but it allows him to make his own detailed story by describing the pictures and telling me what they feel is happening in the story. I love that their imaginations become highly involved in this book, and it is so fun for us to read together!

Baby Happy Baby Sad is a board book meant for younger kids, but all of them love it. This is a great book to use in teaching children to identifying their emotions. As my oldest has grown we have encountered many a time where he was frustrated or mad and couldn't define why he was feeling that way and what caused it. This book gives some great examples as to what makes children experience positive and negative emotions, and also helps them identify the cause and effect of a situation and changes that can arise.

I highly recommend both of these books, and encourage you to check out the entire line of books by Leslie Patricelli!

3 comments:

  1. LOVE her books!! We also like Yummy Yucky by the same author.

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    1. We have several besides this, but these are the two most popular. :)

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