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Literacy FAQs

Picture books to share with a preschooler

Can you suggest some picture books to share with my preschooler?

A: 0- 2 years
A Sample list of Board Books

Where is Maisy's Panda by Lucy Cousins
Where are Maisy's Friends by Lucy Cousins
Touch and Feel Baby Animals - Dorling Kindersley (Publisher)
Scratch and Sniff Shopping - Dorling Kindersley (Publisher)
Mrs Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley
I Went Walking by Sue Machin

A: Sample list of Sturdy Picture Books for the Young

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Who's on the Farm by Naomi Russell
Who's in the Jungle by Naomi Russell
Whose Nose? by Jeanette Rowe
Whose Ears? by Jeanette Rowe
Whose Feet? by Jeanette Rowe
The Baby's Catalogue by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
It's Mine by Rod Campbell
At the Beach by Gwenda Turner
New Zealand Farm Animals by Gwenda Turner

A: Sample list of Picture Books for Older Preschoolers that Offer a Repetitive Pattern of Text

Time For Bed by Mem Fox
A Summery Saturday Morning by Margaret Mahey
Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen
Wake up Bear by Lynley Dodd
What's the Time Grandma Wolf? by Ken Brown

VADEC produces a booklet called "I Am Starting School," which can be personalised for each child through having a space on each page for a photograph and some sentences to complete with information pertaining to the child.




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