Friday, July 13, 2012

Pick of the Week: Just One More!

Just One More! by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Alison Edgson (Good Books, 2012)
Little Brown Bunny always wants just one more book read to him at bedtime, so he spends all day creating a bedtime book that is so long the story will last all night.

Does your little one want to hear his or her favorite story over and over and over again? While this might be tiresome for the parent, it's serving a purpose for the child. Repetition is important in the early years - it helps build and reinforce neural pathways. As we adults recognize - something we do a lot sticks with us. Children are building their language skills and pouring over the same day after day reinforces the language pathways in their growing brains. They might be building vocabulary skills, recognizing letters on the page, building a better understanding of how the printed book works. It might also be that the plot, a certain message, or experience in that particular book really speaks to the child's experience, worries, or interests. Rest assured, your child will move along to new selections, but in the mean time she or he is enjoying a positive experience with that book and with you!

1 comment:

Perogyo said...

This looks great! We hear "just one more" a lot around here.