Exploring the Magic of Stories Together

Honig, Alice Sterling
February 2004
Scholastic Parent & Child;Feb/Mar2004, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p25
Sharing books with a very young child is a priceless gift that has powerful implications on his later success in school learning. By reading regularly with a child, one introduces him to the world of two-dimensional pictorial material, which is harder to make sense of than three-dimensional items, such as sneakers, teddy bears or zoom cars he's familiar with. One also introduces the intimate social experience of sharing books. Book sharing also helps babies learn how to listen, attend to pictures, relate stories to their own lives and feel sociably engaged with their special adults.


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