Getting your children ready to learn how to read is as easy as reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing with them. These Early Literacy practices have been found to be some of the most simple and effective ways to build children's skills so that they will start school ready to become strong readers.
Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) is proud to support parents in these practices with a yearly list of award-winning books, the CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards. Created to honor five excellent picture books each year that support each of the five Early Literacy practices, the Bells are a great new award that give parents and caregivers even more options for selecting high-quality picture books to share with their children.
The 2014 CLEL Bell Picture Book Award winners include these awesome titles:
READ: Open This Little Book by Jessie Klaumeier, illustrated by Suzy Lee
WRITE: The Things I Can Do by Jeff Mack
SING: Nighty-Night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
TALK: Moo! by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
PLAY: Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
Check one of these CLEL Bells out today, and have fun!