LSL by the Season: Spring Reading for Early Literacy
By Hearing First Team May 16, 2016
Reading aloud everyday helps children with hearing loss build literacy skills. Here are five “spring” books with specific concepts, skills, and activities for incorporating Listening and Spoken Language strategies into your reading time.
Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate than with our Spring Book List. This is the second entry in our LSL by the Season Book Series, and if you are interested in our Winter Book List, you can find it here.
Sharing books is one of the easiest and most important activities you can do with your child, and it’s never too early to start. Reading aloud will help develop your child’s early language skills and helps them learn to love reading, which puts them on the path to literacy success. We have resources available to help you create fun interactions you and your child can experience together. You can learn more by visiting our website here.
“Mouse's First Spring” by Lauren Thompson
For ages 2-8. Mouse and Mama go outside to play and find out that Spring is here!
“Spot Goes to the Farm” by Eric Hill
For ages 1-3. Spot searches for new babies among the farm animals, each of which greets him with its own distinctive noise. Movable flaps conceal portions of the illustrations.
“Ten Little Ladybugs” by Melanie Gerth
For ages 0-3+. This spring- time book counts down as 10 little ladybugs disappear, but all is well in the end!
“Green” by Laura Vaccaro Seegar
For ages 2-6. This beautiful picture book explores the color green with small windows to the next page that lead you to want to discover what is next.
“Duck Rabbit” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
For ages 4-7. This book lets the reader decide, is it a duck or a rabbit? This provides opportunity to have great conversations with your little one about his/her opinion!
You don’t have to be a reading teacher to teach your child literacy skills. Reading aloud is simple, and it’s one of the most important activities that you can do with your child to get them ready for reading and learning. In fact, just 15 minutes a day of reading aloud can make a big difference! When you make reading together a daily habit in your family, you are preparing your child for school success.
Make time for reading aloud every day and your child will gain important LSL and literacy skills that will help them be successful in school and in life.
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If you missed out on the first entry in our LSL by the Season Reading Series - Winter Reading for Early Literacy, you can find it here.