Ninety-five percent of children’s attention goes to the pictures in the book, rather than the text. You can help children notice the print by pointing to a few words as you read. Before you read Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri, ask your child to pick a color from the back cover of the book. Then as you read the story, trace the word for that color with your finger. See SimonSaysKids for fun coloring sheets that go along with the book.
–Tip by Mary S., Youth Services Department Head