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Reading with Toddlers and Preschool Children:
Better Together


Tucson Festival of Books

March 2, 2019



Quality of Input

     Positive Communication

     Complex Language

     Back and Forth Verbal Exchanges




Elephant: https://youtu.be/xSsDbneWFJ8

Five Green and Speckled Frogs: https://youtu.be/ziGG_L9C12o

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed: https://youtu.be/0j6AZhZFb7A

The Goodbye Song (Rap) by the Learning Station: https://youtu.be/pP9AujV8N1A (from the CD, Brain Breaks Action Songs: Let’s Move!)

Skidamarink (spelled various ways) with Puppets: https://youtu.be/u9av8ubvR-A

Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance: https://youtu.be/DA63mbCkJ24


Songs in Books

         Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow

       If You're Happy and You Know It! by Jan Ormerod and Lindsey Gardiner



Itsy Bitsy Spider

Open Shut Them

Round and Round the Garden

Row Your Boat (Second verse: Clap, clap, clap your hands,/Wave them in the breeze./Put them up and up them down,/And put them on your... knees.)

Ten Little Fingers


More from Hand Rhymes by Marc Brown
Little Hands Fingerplays & Action Songs: Seasonal Rhymes & Creative Play for 2- to 6-year-olds by Emily Stetson

Round and Round the Garden: Play Rhymes for Young Children by Sarah Williams, Illustrated by Ian Beck (out of print but worth looking for a copy)


Printed Books


    Board Books

Big Box for Ben by Deborah Russ, Illustrated by Tomek Bogacki

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell (also a pop-up book)

Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae

Hug Machine by Scott Campbell

It's a Little Book by Lane Smith

íTe ammo, te abrazo, leo contigo! Love You, Hug You, Read to You! por/by Trish Rabe, Illustrated by Frank Endersby

The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen, Illustrated by Dan Hanna (and the entire series; also available as hardcover books)

Time for Bed, Pete the Kitty by James Dean

Vamos a leer/Read to Me by Judi Moreillon, Illustrated by Kyra Teis

     Uncommon Alphabet Books

         Achoo! Bang! Crash! The Noisy Alphabet by Ross MacDonald

          Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth, Illustrated by Stephen Gammel (can be sung to the tune of "Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho")


     Participation Picture Books and Cumulative Stories (Plus see handout of classics)

          Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan, Illustrated by Byron Barton

        The Napping House by Audrey Wood, Illustrated Don Wood

        One Cow, Moo, Moo! by David Bennett, Illustrated by Andy Cooke

        Silly Sally by Audrey Wood


     Wordless Picture Books

          Circle of Friends by Giora Carmi

        Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle and Flora and the Penguin

        Goodnight, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

        Wave by Suzy Lee


        See 17 Favorites from Reading Rockets.


    Books with Few Words 

          It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

          Piggies by Audrey Woold, Illustrated by DonWood

          Tough Boris by Mem Fox, Illustrated by Kathryn Brown

          Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Willems -íEsperar no es fácil! por Mo Willems  (All Elephant and Piggie Books)


     More Sophisticated Picture Books

          Lost for Words by Natalie Russell

          My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza


    From Picture Books to Chapter Books

          Five Little Monkeys Five-Minute Stories by Eileen Christelow

          More, More, More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams



Make Way for Books (Free) App - Includes original eBooks and links to recommended titles at the Pima County Public Library


Pima Country Public Library - TumbleBooks - eBooks for eKids


Resources for Parents, Families, and Educators

Baby Sign Language


Mother Goose on the Loose


Mother Goose on the Loose: Nursery Rhymes Playlist


The Secret Power of the Children's Picture Book by Meghan Cox Gurdon (1/18/19: Wall Street Journal) - Importance of being able to focus and pay attention; remember details from a story


Star Bright Books (including board books in 25 different languages)







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