The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.
Caldecott medals are awarded for the best illustrations in children’s books. This year’s winner is ‘Locomotive’ written and illustrated by Brian Floca. Filled with colorful illustrations, it’s the story of a cross country trip by train when trains still said ‘choo-choo.’ http://tinyurl.com/lco94h5
http://tinyurl.com/lz2jctjDancing monsters and prancing goblins jump off the page. Children of all ages will delight in identifying and adding the monsters on each successive page. The charming rhymes, coupled with the positive message that monsters in the night aren’t so scary after all, makes this a book that will transcend the Halloween season.
Point out print everywhere.
Talk about the written words you see in the world around you. Ask your child to find a new word on each outing.
Get your child evaluated if you have concerns.
Please be sure to see your child’s pediatrician or teacher as soon as possible if you have concerns about your child’s language development, hearing, or sight.
Talk about writing, too.
Mention to your child how we read from left to right and how words are separated by spaces.
Read it again and again.
Go ahead and read your child’s favorite book for the 100th time. Children love the repetition.