Pen Elaine’s Most Favorite Book…this week

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Pen Elaine’s Most Favorite Book…this week

Lost! By David McPhail had a cute cover illustration that caught my we at the library, and now I’m going to seek out his other books. This is a journey of a little boy helping a bear find his way back home. It takes place in Boston, so parents can enjoy spotting classic landmarks while kids get wrapped up in the search and kind story of helping a friend in need.

Reading is a favorite pastime, and now that Pen Elaine is on the brink of 2, we can see all the things she is learning from books. Already, her vocabulary is expanded by reading books. She recently impressed a group of friends with the word “boa constrictor” that I know didn’t come up in typical conversation; she learned it from Polar Bear, Polar Bear, what do you hear? by Martin/Carle.
She also surprised us by telling us a certain movie was her favorite…I think that came from Fancy Nancy’s favorite color being lavender and Little Chick’s favorite breakfast being dried corn. Reading expands language, knowledge, experience, and possibilities for imagination. Pen Elaine can also recite favorite books, fill in words, and even “read” some to herself. So, I think reading also encourages memory development. Besides, reading means crawling into my lap, and I can’t get enough of that sweetness!

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