Our next book is called Vehicles by Xavier Deneux. It is part of the touch-think-learn series which is great for many ages from babies to preschoolers. That’s because it has touch-feel which is great for babies and toddlers. It also gives words to think about for each topic which is good for all ages. The kinds of words they use can build vocabulary for preschoolers too.
[Show train page.] Here is the page for train. You can see the railroad track is curvy. It look like a backwards S. And on the opposite page the train and all the cars are in a curvy S shape. As we look at the picture we can talk about some of the words noted here, like locomotive, tracks, caboose, passenger car, curve, windows, roof, chugging, and rolling. And we can add our own words too, like the sound the train makes or who works on the train.
Early Literacy Tip—Example—Letter Knowledge: When we point out letters and let children trace letters, we help them recognize letters which will later help them read.