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.