Editor's Choice ...
Rhyme picture books are often over looked in favour of story picture books. However, they need their place in any classroom as rhymes can give children great satisfaction which lasts often for years and even sometimes into adult life. Rhymes are generally short with complete meaning that children can easily pick-up. They can be used at any time, anywhere and some may even involve physical participation that facilitates understanding. Well selected rhymes, un-like some of the traditional rhymes, can include useful phrases that are blocks of language easily transferred for re-use in dialogue or written text. If you are not already using rhymes, here are three recently published books that children appear to enjoy.
|Publisher:||Hamish Hamilton Ltd|
|School Level:||Nursery up to the age of 6 years|
Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a perennial favourite with children and adults alike. Its imaginative illustration and clever cut-out detail charts the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through the week.
Designed for use at home and in school, it introduces the learner reader to the adventures of a family who set up a restaurant.
Well written and brilliantly illustrated it is a good book to read to children or for the learner reader.