One of my secret passions is reading children’s books and I’ve also been working on a few of my own. I thoroughly enjoyed Norah’s post which looks at a range of issies re reading to kids and kids literature xx Rowena
Recently, in a post introducing the idea of S.M.A.G. (Society of Mutual Admiration and Gratitude), I reflected upon my blogging journey and the gradual growth of readership and development of a S.M.A.G. over time. With this reflection came the realisation that many have missed earlier posts. That realisation, along with a comment by Sarah Brentyn, prompted me to share a few of my favourites.
The first posts I will revisit are from a series about using Eric Carle’s picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar for educational purposes in an early childhood setting.
The series of four posts;
- explores benefits of reading picture books to children
- questions the place of factual information in fictional texts, and
- suggests the importance of teaching critical literacy from a young age.
I will provide a brief overview of each post. I would be delighted to have you follow the links to read…
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