ERIC Number: EJ796441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Selecting Books for Children Birth through Four: A Developmental Approach
Dwyer, Julie; Neuman, Susan B.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n6 p489-494 Jun 2008
The selection of books to read to young children matters enormously in the role books play for enriching children's lives. This paper reviews the scientific evidence for the appropriate selection of books, and argues that care in selecting books targeted to children's developing skills will enhance the power and the pleasures of reading to young children.
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Reading Material Selection, Childrens Literature, Developmental Stages, Reading Aloud to Others, Emergent Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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