I am going to be reading to preschoolers next week at the library.
I only have fifteen minutes.
How do you decide what to read with so many wonderful picture books to choose from.
Do you have any suggestions?
I think children would
like fun illustrations to hold their attention, repetitiveness so they
can predict what will happen next, funny words or sounds they can repeat
or say along with the reader, good rhyming - all kids (and adults)
At the moment, I am considering these books:
I have even considered reading something I have written. That would be a good way to get a child's reaction to my work. But if I did that, I would have to get some illustrations to go along with my manuscript. Hmmm, I would have to work fast and maybe put pictures on a display board - what do you think? Any ideas?
I love the sparkle in a child's eyes and their laughter. Have you ever read to children before?
Posted byJanet Smart on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch.