summaryEncourage public participation in the sessions of reading aloud by choosing books that contain many rhymes and repetitions.
- Reading Is Fundamental
For this activity, you should use "list" books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?, The Little Engine That Could, Millions of Cats, Tikki Tikki Tembo, The House That Jack Built, Too Much Noise, A Fly Went By, and Mary Bloom's House.
Many of these stories include an article list of objects or characters that grows larger and larger as the book progresses. Children should be encouraged to read, recite, and remember the names of the objects or characters as the list grows. For example, in A Fly Went By, it reads: "The fly flew by, fearful of the frog, cat fleeing, fleeing the dog " and so on until the list includes a pig, a cow , A fox, a man, and the poor sheep that started it all.