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Learning Through Literature


Reading with children opens the door to learning about the world and ourselves.

  • Choose books that reflect real people.
    Look for books that show people in positive ways (for example, people who are helpful or kind) and unusual ways (for example a child with a disability skiing, or an older woman driving a tractor on a farm). Books that show people solving problems in positive and cooperative ways send messages to children about how to work together.
  • Start or join a children's book group.
    Book groups for adults and children have become very popular recently. Starting a small book group with children is a great way to talk about, question and share ideas about respect with others.
  • Make reading with children fun through games and activities.
    The PBS Parents Reading and Language area offers some quick tips for building literacy skills and recommended activities for making reading time fun.

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