B is for books.
If you were to ask anyone that knows
me real well. "Does Melinda like
You would get a resounding YES.
Where children are concerned I think
they are essential for exposure to the
written word, they improve listening, comprehension and retention skills.
My Mom instilled in me a love for
books, and I thank her for that daily.
She read to me from an early age,
took me to the library all the time
and when book orders came home
from school, there was always an
order going back to school
For the very young, picture board
books are great, they usually have
large colorful pictures that are of
actual people, places, animals etc.
For preschoolers, picture books
with more details are great for them
or books with very little text for story
time. Less is more for them.
Pre K to Kindergarten, depending
on the child books with more text,
kids are reading earlier these days.
1-6 grades, this would depend on
their likes and dislikes as to what
kind of book or story might interest
7th grade and beyond, I think the
same can be said as above.
For children with special needs
story time is not an easy part of
their day, usually their is sitting,
listening and concentration needed
and some just don't tolerate that, so
books and stories are introduced
slowly and briefly with a build up to
sitting longer and learning
to stay with the group .
Please introduce books to all children
in your family, donate books where you
can, some kids don't have books in their
Find time to read to a wee one and enjoy!
~Keep on Dreaming~