Early Literacy Aside--Explain: Our early literacy tip today is on print motivation, ways to develop your children's interest and enjoyment of books and reading. Children who enjoy being read to are more likely to stick with learning to read even if it is hard for them. Early Literacy Aside--Example: Bear Feels Scared is one of my favorite books. It is part of the "Bear" series by Karma Wilson. A couple of weeks ago, we shared Bear Snores On which is by this same author. I also like the illustrations by Jane Chapman. Early Literacy Aside--Empower: Reading your favorite books makes your home storytimes so much more enjoyable for both you and your kids. You are helping to develop their print motivation.
Submitted by Kim Connett, Marion (OH) Pubic Library