When you are choosing books for young children, they like ones that have pictures of things that are familiar to them, for example, a picture of an apple. You can talk about how it tastes—sweet, how it feels—round and smooth, how it feels when you bite it—crunchy. By showing your child the real object, you are helping them realize that pictures represent real things. Later, they will also understand that printed words represent real things. This helps build print awareness.
–Tip by Claire B., Youth Outreach Coordinator