Observe the child and adult sharing books.
Ask the child to show you how the characters in the book feels.
The child’s facial expressions illustrate the feelings of characters in the book.
Early childhood educators and parents should read many books to the child. As the books are read, the adult can help the child see relationships by talking about how some of the books are alike. For instance, “This book is about the pig named Olivia, like your other Olivia book.” Or “This book has a cow in it like this book, but this cow is black and white and this one is brown and white.” Comparisons like this help the child generalize concepts and differentiate similarities and differences.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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