e17 - Childrens Literature Why should we read to children?...

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Children’s Literature Why should we read to children? What are characteristics of good children’s books?
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Reading to Children
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Why do we read to children? h It is fun! h It benefits children's growth as readers and learners. h It teaches children to appreciate the written word. h It helps children develop important language skills that will help them learn to read on their own. h It helps build children’s listening skills and attention spans.
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Why do we read to children? (Continued) h It prepares them for learning to read and keeps them reading as they learn and grow. h It helps build relationships between the child and the reader. h It helps them to learn social skills. h It introduces the child to new concepts.
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How does reading to a child affect the 4 areas of Development? Intellectual- learning about written word Social-interaction with others Emotional- creates feelings Physical-holding book and turning pages
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What are characteristics of good children’s books? Good books have a beginning, middle, an ending, and a conflict or
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course ENG 1001 taught by Professor Hager during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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