Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Picture Books make Reading Fun for Young Readers

It seems that each year that goes by parents become more and more competitive when it comes to their kids. It is not enough to read early but the child has to be able to read chapter books. In the quest for making kids smarter many parents have pushed aside picture books. Reading is a multi-layered process and picture books can actually spur active reading and develop a love for reading. Forcing a chapter book on a child that is not ready may create a fear and dread in the child and stall further language acquisition. It is important to make reading fun and approachable for young readers. Young readers need constant support and encouragement and need to make small accomplishments along the way. Picture books are a great way of helping a young reader meet language goals.

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