- Get excited and model the fun of reading! (Don’t be afraid to get silly!)
- Practice reading books before sharing them aloud with the children so you can be less tied to the words and have more fun with the story.
- Not all children can sit well during whole group experiences, so read to children individually and in small groups, too.
- Invite children to join in at appropriate parts in the book. The more involved they are in the reading, the more fun it will be for them!
- Have books available throughout the room, not just in a quiet library area.
- Make sure there is at least one comfortable area where children and adults can enjoy books together
- Have high-quality children’s books available.
- Select age-appropriate books so children can successfully read through the entire book with you.
- Don’t force reading to a child if he/she isn’t interested.
- Let children have opportunities to decide what books will be read.
- Choose books that you enjoy! Children will pick up on your feelings.
Here are some more of the frog books included in the tote – and they all encourage children to join in the reading through great illustrations, songs, silly endings and engaging stories.
This fun poster, matching game and frog finger puppets.