GROWING UP WITH LITERATURE, Sixth Edition, provides a practical and understandable presentation of how to use children’s literature/picture books to enhance literacy and language development in children ages birth to eight years. All genres of literature are addressed, including ABC/Counting books, folk and fairy tales, fables, and traditional/contemporary fiction and nonfiction. Learners will acquire an understanding of the relationship between picture books and language development, brain development, media, and the community. They will also learn effective strategies for selecting and evaluating books, planning reading experiences, sharing stories with children, and using stories to help children deal with stress and problems (bibliotherapy). Other topics include integrating stories with other subject matter, and using puppetry, theater, and storytelling to enhance literature. References to the best of children’s literature over the past several decades, including 200 new children’s books, are provided.
Table of Contents
1. What’s So Special about Literature?
2. Planning for Success.
3. Choosing the Best Literature.
4. Using Various Types of Literature.
5. Magic Motivations.
6. How Many Ways Can a Story Be Told?
7. Integrating Literature into the Curriculum.
8. Bibliotherapy: Using Books to Heal.
9. Using Commercial and Educational Media.
10. Involving the Community.