Reading with your child daily can help promote a habit and love for the activity. Eric Carle is an author and illustrator of countless picture books that engage children of all ages. His simple and exciting stories can be used to target a variety of skills such as:
– Pre-linguistic skills: eye contact, joint attention, motor imitation, facial expressions, and pointing
– Imitating sounds, words, and phrases
– Labeling items, pictures, and objects
– Increasing meaningful utterances
– Increasing understand of Wh questions (who, what, where, & when)
– Increasing comprehension
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – The repetitive title phrase can engage your child’s participation. With key pauses, you can ensure your child is following along and anticipating who the Brown Bear sees next.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – This book can be used to expose your child to a variety of food items. You can work on labeling the foods listed in the story. It can also be a fun way to introduce and explore different tastes, smells, and textures.
The Very Busy Spider – Several animals try to distract the very busy Spider from spinning her web. Have your child imitate animal sounds, name what each animal wants to do, or simply imitate the repetitive phrases throughout the text.
“Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” Said the Sloth – What did the Sloth do? This book can explore different actions (verbs) that the Sloth is doing. Take turns acting out each verb with your child.
Rooster’s Off to See the World – This book allows you to incorporate counting into your reading routine. Have your child count how many frogs, turtles, and fish are on each page. You can also use this book to increase comprehension by asking simple Wh questions like What are the animals doing? Where are they going? Who came next?
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This list was prepared by Dianne Marie Q. Sapida, Speech Language Pathologist at GO Therapy Las Vegas.
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