Pen Elaine’s most favorite book…this week

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Pen Elaine’s most favorite book…this week

We pulled this one out over the Christmas holiday because the last account in this collection of Bible stories is about the good news of Jesus’s birth. I absolutely love this book. I grew up on one of the other volumes in this series, and some of the stories and illustrations are burned in my heart’s memory. The pictures are simple yet entrancing. The words are succinct yet touching and poignant for little ears. I highly recommend this series.

Reading together is an opportunity for joint attention or mutual gaze, in which we are both attending to the same point of interest at the same time. Research has shown that infants and young children actually have better memory for objects they’ve seen during joint attention, better learning, and higher brain activation (example article by Reid & Striano) than when attending to the same object independently.

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