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GROWING UP WITH LITERATURE, Sixth Edition, provides a practical and understandable presentation of how to use children's literature/picture books to enhance literacy and language development in children ages birth to eight years. You will learn effective strategies for selecting and evaluating books, planning reading experiences, sharing stories with children, and using stories to help children deal with stress and problems (bibliotherapy). All genres of literature are addressed, including ABC/Counting books, folk and fairy tales, fables, and traditional/contemporary fiction and nonfiction. With 200 new children's literature titles, and up-to-date research on language development and brain development, this edition is on the cutting edge of knowledge in this area. Benefits: NEW! NEW! A new two-color interior design increases visual appeal. Clear and practical explanations of language development, brain development, effects of television violence, and literacy development offer grounding in important topics related to child development as well as to literacy. A chapter on bibliotherapy provides a balanced approach for dealing with the life stresses and anxieties faced by young children. Procedures for using puppetry, theater, media and community with literature to foster language development are provided. Explanation of didacticism is included to explore both the benefits and pitfalls of using children's literature for ethical and moral purposes. Coverage of current technologies offers readers the knowledge of new resources and websites for use in enhancing children's literacy. NEW! NEW! A new two-color interior design increases visual appeal. NEW! NEW! Two hundred of the best new children's literature titles are suggested for use in activities outlined in the book. These new titles were selected for their relevance, interest, and beauty. Also included are strategies for locating virtually any picture book desired. NEW! NEW! New
Foreword. Preface. 1. What's So Special about Literature? 2. Planning for Success. 3. Choosing the Best Literature. 4. Using Various Types of Literature. 5. Magic Motivations. 6. How Many Ways Can a Story Be Told? 7. Integrating Literature into the Curriculum. 8. Bibliotherapy: Using Books to Heal. 9. Using Commercial and Educational Media. 10. Involving the Community.