Picture Books Ideas for ECRR

 

Every picture book you share with a child will help that child develop every early literacy skill and practice. Some books, however, are especially supportive of one or two in particular.

Vocabulary

Word books 

Picture dictionaries 
I Spy 
Search and find 
Alphabet books 
Longer picture books 
Any story with rich language 
Non-fiction

 

Print Motivation

Touch-and-feel 

Lift-the-flap 
Pop culture books like Barbie or Batman (follow children’s interests) 
Non-fiction (follow their interests)

 

Print Awareness

Books about books and reading 

Books with repeated phrases 
Books with word bubbles 
Books with large print 
Books with print as part of the illustrations

 

Narrative Skills

Repetitive and predictable books 

Cumulative stories 
Wordless books 
Sequential plots 
Familiar folk & nursery tales

 

Phonological Awareness

Rhyming books 

Songs (782.42s) 
Animal sounds 
Mother Goose 
Poetry 
Onomotopeia

 

Letter Knowledge

ABC books 

Concept books (shape, color, opposites, etc.) 
I Spy

Read

Books that follow your child's interests

Books with fun, colorful illustrations

Lift-the-flap

Non-fiction

 

Write

Books that model writing

Books with "handwritten" lettering

Alphabet books

 

Talk

Wordless picture books

Books that encourage questions

Books with repeated phrases

 

Sing

Rhyming books

Books with animal sounds 

Nursery rhymes
Books that can be sung

 

Play

Interactive books

Movement books

For more books that exemplify the 5 practices, check out the CLEL Bell Awards