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Imagination Library
Summer DML Magazine
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The Language of Books

When sharing a new picture book with your child, you can build your their comprehension by asking questions about the sentences that you just read. For example,

You read: “First she tried Papa bear’s porridge, but it was too hot.”
Then you ask: “Did Goldilocks want to eat all of Papa bear’s porridge? Why not?”

It is sometimes surprising to adult readers how challenging book language can be for young children. The language we use in conversation is much simpler in syntax and vocabulary, and we use shorter sentences.


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