Using Children’s Literature in Preschool to Develop Comprehension: Understanding and Enjoying Books

Reading aloud to young children is a critical aspect of their social, emotional, and intellectual development. When a teacher shares high-quality children’s literature, preschoolers are exposed to much more than simply an oral rendition of a storybook. By listening to the rich language of books, preschoolers learn that books have meaning and begin to discover how that meaning relates to their lives.

© 2009 Lesley Mandel Morrow, Elizabeth Freitag, Linda Gambrell
Audience: Parent, Professional