Looking Critically at Picture Books With increasing numbers of picture books aimed at older and more sophisticated readers comes the challenge to teachers and librarians to make those encounters more meaningful and enjoyable.
As toddlers develop and practice these skills, they become better writers and drawers.
Toddlers develop the control in their hands needed in order to use writing tools. By 18 months, many children are able to hold a marker and scribble on paper. At first, they may make these letters purely by accident, though. Using chalk, crayons, markers, and pencils, toddlers mimic how they have seen adults use writing in their lives.
Older toddlers become aware that written symbols, such as letters or pictures, represent real objects.
This awareness lays the foundation for them to become not only writers, but readers as well. In order to read and write, your toddler must first understand that letters stand for sounds and that groups of letters together stand for words.
Encouraging Your Toddler Provide opportunities for your toddler to develop the physical skills needed for writing. In order for children to be able to control tools like pencils and markers, they must develop motor coordination in their hands.
Encouraging your child to stack blocks, pick up toys, finger paint, and roll playdough shapes will help develop these necessary fine-motor skills.
Keep crayons and other drawing tools in easy reach. This will encourage your child to use these tools to scribble on paper. At the same time, your child will learn that she can communicate ideas through pictures or symbols. Introduce your toddler to her written first name.
As toddlers realize they are individuals, their names take on special meaning. Many toddlers develop an awareness of the letters in their name, especially the very special first letter. Younger toddlers may tell you a line is a dragon. Whatever your child draws, or no matter how readable it is, make sure to respond to the meaning of the writing.Looking Critically at Picture Books.
books can be done orally or in writing. Some of the things they might look for: the design of the books, use of color, simplicity of plot, mood, and role of the illustrations. Students can scan the Internet to find websites or biographies of various authors and illustrators of children's picture books.
How To Write A Picture Book.
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