Friday, January 11, 2013

Big Words for Little People

New years are always a chance to start again. So, I'm starting over with this blog and attempting to begin posting again about books.

I picked Big Words for Little People by Jamie Lee Curtis because I love the idea of using sophisticated vocabulary and language with all children. While the book attempts to explain the meaning of each word, this is a great launching point to have a discussion about what the words mean and how to use them. Often, we read a book once and think that the children are done with it. This book is funny and rhymes, so it can easily be read over and over. 
I worry when picking books to read aloud that if there are more difficult words, children will not enjoy the book. However, I think reading aloud to children is the way that they will encounter these words so that they become part of their vocabulary.

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