Selecting Books for Language Building

Children all respond to different things. But here are some general guidelines that might help you select books that will stimulate talking.

Select books that:

  • the child shows an interest in.
  • have lively, interesting pictures with different images and action on each page.
  • have pictures that vary from page to page.
  • are colorful.
  • have moving parts, flaps, wheels.
  • with a familiar plot.
  • that reflect the cultural background of the child.
  • that don't have a lot of text.

Here are some sites on how to choose books for early learning.

https://medium.com/home-sweet-home/200-of-the-best-diverse-childrens-books-for-preschoolers-c93f500cbc55

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/childrens-books-about-race-and-diversity

https://www.readingrockets.org/booklists/great-read-alouds-preschoolers