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Christmas Reading for Your Toddler and Pre-Schooler in Interactive Board Book Form

Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

What Does Your Toddler See in the Mirror with Elfie Taking Selfies?

Fun interaction with your toddler/preschooler or infant for the holiday reading

Fun interaction with your toddler/preschooler or infant for the holiday reading

Taking Selfies With Elfie and Interactive Reading Experience

Jo Parker's Elfie Selfie is a fun holiday reading experience for your toddler/preschooler or infant in a sturdy board book for the youngest readers. Having the opportunity to interact with the story enhances the story enhances the reading experience and your youngest readers will have fun with the mirror that is featured on each page. Look in the mirror and your little one is a snowman! How about being a polar bear? Your young reader can even become an elf in Santa's workshop when they look in the mirror along with Elfie. Parker encourages the little readers to look in the mirrors and make any face that they want to and become the character on the page. They can even see themselves as the big man in the red suit or one of his reindeer.

Debbie Palen contributed her talents as an illustrator with colorful holiday colors on each page and delightful Christmas scenes for the holiday. This sturdy board book will delight your toddler in that they will want to carry it around with them and "read" for themselves.

Our young readers have learned to take selfies from their older siblings and parents. They will be entertained by taking their own "selfie" by looking the mirror on each page. The text is written in rhymes which enhances the language experience for your young reader.

Add Elfie Selfie to your toddler/preschooler collection this holiday season. Don't forget to include your infant for a reading session. Board books are easy to hold with your infant on your lap and they can also enjoy the book with the colorful pictures.

Elfie Selfie was published by Grosset&Dunlap, a division of Penguin/Random House. It is recommended for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. It has an ISBN of 978-0-593-38442-8.

Illustrations With Holiday Colors and Scenes

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Interactive Reading Experiences for Your Toddler/ Preschooler and Infant Encourage Early Reading

I taught for a few years in an infant/toddler room before teaching preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. I always had a low book shelf in my toddler classroom with board books for the children to choose their books that they wanted to explore.

Jo Parker's Elfie Selfie is a fun choice for holiday books to add to your toddler/preschool classroom and home bookshelf. The text is written in rhymes with enhances early listening and reading. Rhyming words are some of the first language skills to be introduced to beginning readers. Listening to rhyming words when a teacher or parent reads to the young child is a beginning language skill when they learn to hear the rhymes.

*Read Elfie Selfie in a story time session. Encourage your young reader to look in the mirror that is featured on each page and see their face as one of the story characters. Encourage them to call attention to their "selfie" as they turn each page.

*Call attention to your child's eyes and nose in the mirror. Naming facial parts with toddlers and infants when they look in the mirror is a learning experience.

*Call attention to the holiday scenes on each page. Name the colors that are associated with Christmas. Point out the holiday objects on each page such as snowflakes, bows for packages, and the toys that the elves are making in Santa's workshop.

*What does Santa say when you get ot Santa's page with his "ho ho ho"! Encourage your child to look in the selfie mirror and see themselves as Santa with saying "Ho ho ho!". This encourages your young reader to use language.

*Call attention to the reindeer on the final page and name each reindeer. Encourage your child to look in the selfie mirror and discover themselves as one of Santa's reindeer. Which one would they like to be?

*Enhance the reading experience after reading Elfie Selfie and take a real selfie with your young reader and their holiday book.

© 2021 Cindy Hewitt

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