I run into so many parents these days who tell me “I can’t find enough books for my kids”. At first, I found this to be unbelievable until I realized that not everyone has my nose for finding high-quality children’s literature. So, I’ve decided to start sharing a few of my recommendations for those of you who might find it useful. Let me know what you think by signing in an leaving comments.
TITLE: WHOSE KNEES ARE THESE
AUTHOR: JABARI ASIM
ILLUSTRATOR: LEEUSHIN PHAM
First on my list is a wonderful read aloud for the very young as an introduction to book sharing and a great way to teach self awareness. Jabari Asim invites young children to explore the wonders of the human body and all their strengths with a focus on strong, flexible and beautiful knees. His whimsical language make magic within a fairly ordinary topic depicting the extraordinary gifts we often take for granted.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK:
The lovely rhyming patterns of this book make it a natural and fun listening experience for young children. Lots of read aloud book sharing lays the foundation for literacy by building an understanding of story and a wide and deep vocabulary over time to transform your child into an independent reader. Your infant/toddler learns how words and sentences should sound by listening to your voice and watching your face as your read with clarity and expression. It also provide an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with your child and insuring a loving relationship grows even stronger. The warmth of colors and life like depictions of a young child in motion make this a must have addition to you’re your child’s bookshelf. Sturdy board book construction make this book extremely accessible to developing readers. There is no downside to this title. Make it part of your child’s collection and enjoy the ride!
~ Dr. Marta
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