Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise BrownAnother book has migrated downstairs for my review. Before I wrote this review, I had to do a little research on the author. I vaguely remembered that she had no children and died young -- I was right: she never married, had no children and died of a post-surgery blood clot in 1952 at the age of 42. Yet her work lives on in a big way. Why?
Big Red Barn, like Goodnight Moon, reads like a lullaby. It is about impossible to not lull your voice when reading it. Its phrases end with a gentle rhyme, not forced-feeling rhyming couplets. And, also like Goodnight Moon, as the book winds down, the phrases become shorter until they just disappear and the story is over. Thats why an adult at a childs bedtime would like. Why a toddler likes it, I dont know. It could be the animal noises interspersed in the story. It could be the lullaby effect of the book. It could be anything. I just know that my toddler likes it.
Felicia Bond is very well-known for her illustrations in the If You Give... series, and rightfully so. Her pictures brim with personality, color and humor. None of those qualities are lost in this edition of Margaret Wise Browns classic.
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Husbands, on the other hand, like to photo bomb nice pictures. As if on cue, that photo-bombing hubby of mine walked past, heard the title and started reciting the book, word-for-word. Greta came running in to see if she was missing out on something exciting. Have any of you noticed how your kids ask for the same book over and over again? My boys even now will do it. I used to let myself get a little annoyed or feel the need to switch out books more often until I read about WHY these repeat readings matter.
Today I am sharing the first five strategies for you below and Deborah will be sharing the other five strategies on her blog, Teach Preschool. Strategies to Increase Engagement and Interaction Here are the first five strategies below. Keep reading for an overview of each strategy and then visit Teach Preschool for the other five! Stamina 2. Vocabulary 3.