Summer Reading 2018

Early Childhood Summer Reading

Dear Early Childhood Families,
 
Welcome! We hope you find the joy of reading to your child to be as exciting as we do. Reading aloud helps children develop rich vocabulary, exposes them to new information and offers wonderful moments for conversation and connection.
 
Exposing children to the rhythm and rhyme of language helps to support children’s emergent reading skills. Over the summer, we ask that you read to your child a collection of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.
 
Additionally, we ask that all children entering Kindergarten are read aloud the following four books:
Be Kind  by Pat Zietlow Miller
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
In My Heart by Jo Witek
Down the Road by Alice Schertle
 
During the summer months and throughout the school year, we encourage you to visit your local library and check out a few books by the Beginners Teachers’ favorite authors. As you browse the stacks, we are sure you will find additional authors and illustrators to add to this list.
 
Mac Barnett
Arnold Lobel
Bonny Becker
Leo Lionni
Jan Brett
Ann Morris
Nina Crews
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Tomie dePaola
Erica Silverman
Olivier Dunrea
Shel Silverstein
Lois Elhert
Martin Waddell
Mem Fox
Mo Willems
Kevin Henkes
Vera B. Williams
Tad Hills
Karma Wilson
Ezra Jack Keats
Don and Audrey Wood
 
May you travel to enthralling places this summer through the pages of many captivating books.
 
Happy Reading!
The Early Childhood Faculty