Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
Classic Now Created in Board Book Form and New Adventures With a Babysitter for 2021
Llama Llama and Mama Reflect a Mom's Love for Her Little One
Board books are found in most infant and toddler classrooms in childcare centers now and parents might also have a collection of these sturdy books for their infant or toddler. Infants and toddlers love to have their own books when they see their older siblings with books. Board books are sturdy and can last for several years for an infant or toddler to enjoy. Authors have created many classic children's books in board book form, and now the classic Llama Llama Red Pajama has been added to the list of classics that are now available in board book form for all the little ones.
Anna Dewdney's Llama Llama books have been popular with young readers for man years and now infants and toddlers can have their own copy. Llama Llama Red Pajama is especially fun to read with an infant/toddler because Mama's love is shared with her little one. Little ones will enjoy seeing the love that Mama llama has for her little one in the large illustrations that fill the pages. Little llama cuddles with Mama as she reads a story to him. Parents will relate to little llama's demands for a drink and having to stop what they are doing in order to meet the needs of their little one. Little llama is very persistent with his hollering for Mama. Little llama panics when Mama does not come immediately because she is busy. Mama finally comes upstairs and assures her little one that she is always near even though she is not seen immediately. She comforts her little llama and he is finally asleep. This is a perfect bedtime story to put your little one to sleep.
Dewdney writes in fun to read rhymes and the large comical illustrations will capture the attention of infants and toddlers. Dewdney accents some text in the colors "red" and "blue" that can be used to introduce toddlers to the colors red and blue and the color words that match the colors.
Llama Llama Red Pajama was published in board book form by Viking Press, a division of Penguin/Random House and Penguin/Random House Young Readers. It has an ISBN of 978-0-451-48063-7.
New Adventure With Llama Llama and a New Babysitter
Penguin Young Readers is celebrating Llama Llama and some new adventures this May of 2021. The first new one was published on May 4th and there are upcoming books for June.
Young readers will certainly relate to the idea of a babysitter and will have ideas in common with Llama Llama when Mom announces that she will be gone for awhile and a babysitter is coming. Llama Llama Meets the Babysitter is a great tool to introduce your child to the idea of a babysitter. This new picture book and story deals with the fears that children may have about a babysitter. The text is written in rhymes and the illustrations are familiar with the popular character that has consistently met approval with young readers. Llama Llama Meets the Babysitter is recommended for ages 2-5 and has an ISBN of 9780593350331.
Llama Llama Meets the Babysitter
Large and Comical Illustrations Add to the Appeal for Little Ones'
Early Reading with Classic Board Books for Infants and Toddlers
Early childhood teachers are delighted with all of the classics that are now in board book form. You will find accessible board books on low shelves in infant/toddler classrooms in childcare centers. Toddlers like to carry books around through the day and they will sit with their books to entertain themselves when they have access to their own books. Board books are also a great tool to introduce infants to language and illustrations in books. Caregivers and parents are encouraged to sit with their infant and read aloud every day.
*Read Llama Llama Red Pajama in a story time session. The color word "red" is printed in red on the cover and presents the opportunity to introduce the color red and the word designating "red" to a toddler. Point to the word when read.
*Read each page and point to words as you read. Pointing to words introduces infants and toddlers to the concept that the text in a book means something to tell the story.
*Point to the illustrations while reading and talk about what is happening with each illustration. Early language skills are gained when an infant/toddler is exposed to a discussion about the illustrations in a book.
*Llama Llama Red Pajama is written in rhyming words that add to early language skills when an infant/toddler listens to a story with rhymes. Clapping when a rhyme is heard emphasizes the rhyme. Listening to rhyming words paves the way for later language patterns and movement with rhyming words enables the infant and toddler to remember these kinds of words as they learn additional reading skills.
*You might invite parents to dress their infants and toddlers in red pajamas for a day when you feature this new board book in your classroom.
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