Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Try Some Nonfiction

Don’t forget that there are so many choices in books for your preschooler. Many parents tend to pick story books with appealing characters and illustration. Mix it up a little. Choose some nonfiction books. They offer wonderful ways for you and your child to learn about and talk about changing seasons; real events, customs, and people; familiar or exotic animals; and simply to learn more about a favorite topic, from dinosaurs to ballet to earth movers. Plus, as your child continues her education, many of the books she will read are nonfiction. Check out this recent blog post (April 26) for some some very thoughtful ideas about choosing nonfiction books to share with your preschooler.

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What I think . . .

There are all kinds of readers. Some—like my daughter and me—are never without a book to read for pleasure. Others—like my son—are careful, analytical, and curious readers who read primarily to seek information from the page.

No matter what kind of reader your child becomes, you can help him or her get started. After all, you are your child’s first teacher. And, best of all, you can have some fun in the process.

Please feel free to share your own ideas. Tell me about ways you've enjoyed reading with your child.

Madeline Boskey, Ph.D.