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See what goes bump in the night. Coyote Meets Mr. The Wumpalump - by Cheryl Pearson - An illustrated religious parable.
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Things do not go smoothly when a wealthy patron hires an artist to paint his portrait. This fanciful story is about an encounter with some strange travelers. A Tale of Friendship - by Carol Moore - An illustrated and very untrue story about how one particular animal came to be created long after all the rest. Read the humorous Beaver Anecdote. More Buzzy Bee riddles plus Ask Buzzy. Jones Series. Related Searches. Day of Doom The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. The Ultimate SacrificeIt started with a kidnapping.
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Twelve-year-old Livie is living with a secret and it's crushing her. She knows she is responsible for her mother's I Love You. A snuggly cloth book with a mirror from Caroline Jayne Church! I love my fingers. I love I love my toes. I love my eyes. I love my nose.
Reading Books to Babies
I love my arms and belly, too. But most of all, I love you. And your baby improves language skills by imitating sounds, recognizing pictures, and learning words. But perhaps the most important reason to read aloud is that it makes a connection between the things your baby loves the most — your voice and closeness to you — and books. Spending time reading to your baby shows that reading is a skill worth learning.
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And, if infants and children are read to often with joy, excitement, and closeness, they begin to associate books with happiness — and budding readers are created. Young babies may not know what the pictures in a book mean, but they can focus on them, especially faces, bright colors, and contrasting patterns.
When you read or sing lullabies and nursery rhymes, you can entertain and soothe your infant. Between 4 and 6 months, your baby may begin to show more interest in books. He or she will grab and hold books, but will mouth, chew, and drop them as well. Choose sturdy vinyl or cloth books with bright colors and repetitive or rhyming text.
Between 6 and 12 months, your child is beginning to understand that pictures represent objects, and most likely will develop preferences for certain pictures, pages, or even entire stories.
Your baby will respond while you read, grabbing for the book and making sounds, and by 12 months will turn pages with some help from you , pat or start to point to objects on a page, and repeat your sounds. Here's a great thing about reading aloud: It doesn't take special skills or equipment, just you, your baby, and some books. Read aloud for a few minutes at a time, but do it often. Don't worry about finishing entire books — focus on pages that you and your baby enjoy. Try to set aside time to read every day — perhaps before naptime and bedtime.