Sunday, September 25, 2011

365 Days of Reading: Tip #24 - Choose Beautiful Books

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but children love to look at beautifully designed and illustrated books just as much as we do.

Beautiful books can be used to teach your little one how to care for books ("look how lovely these pictures are; let's handle them gently"). They can also increase your very young child's stamina for reading, as beautiful books inspire a lot of quiet looking and gazing at details.

Share with them some aesthetically pleasing Caldecott Award winners, especially aimed at the baby and toddler crowd. You and your little one might also enjoy children's literature featuring real works of art or even some coffee table books showcasing world-class photography.

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