Seven Elements that Render a Book
Easy and More Interesting for a Preschool Child to Read
Most children start learning to read in first grade. If a preschooler is to participate in the reading process at a very young age, a book must be used that renders the reading process as simple as possible.
One! Two! Three! This Book 's for Me! is unique in having so many of these key features!
Here are the seven desirable elements:
- Repetition, that is, phrases and words that are repeated and easily remembered.
- Pictures that are both enticing and able to assist the child in deciphering words and sentences.
- Capital letters (because three- and four-year-old children are able to recognize words written in capital letters more easily than in lower-case letters)
- An interesting story line.
- Simple language: It should consist of easy and short sentences and words.
- Rhyming and rhythm (assist in pronunciation and are pleasant to the ear).
- Visual aids.
It is almost impossible to have all seven features in a single book. One! Two! Three! This Book 's for Me! has 6 of these 7 features! For comparative purposes, here is the number of features used in some excellent preschool books:
Ten, Nine, Eight: 3 (elements 2, 5 and 6)
Curious George (the original story): 2 (elements 2 and 4)
Go, Dog. Go!: 3 (elements 1, 2, and 5)
Freight Train: 3 (elements 2, 5 and 7)
Where the Wild Things Are: 3 (elements 1, 2 and 4)
Dr. Seuss's The Foot Book: 4 (elements 1, 2, 5 and 6 )
Madeline (the original story): 4 (elements 1, 4, 5 and 6)
Good Night, Gorilla: 3 (elements 1, 2 and 5)
Goodnight Moon: 4 (elements 1, 2, 5 and 6)
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: 4 (elements 1, 2, 5 and 6 )
(Bold indicates particularly outstanding implementation of an element)
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