Offering Windows and Mirrors Through Books
What children experience through books sets the path for their own self-worth and how they view others
The Windows and Mirrors of a Child's Bookshelf
In this TedX Talk, Grace Lin, award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, shows how the books that are not on a child’s bookshelf are just as important as those that are.
Lin shares how books provide children with a window into the larger world, as well as a mirror for self-reflection, both of which foster our ability to build bridges of tolerance.
Use our guiding questions to connect the message from this webinar to your classroom.
Books That Foster Sense of Self, Empathy, and Self-Confidence
Carefully selected books and lesson plans for infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms
Fostering Empathy and Sense of Self
From birth to five, young children are beginning to develop their budding sense of self. Young children are also working on the ability to take the perspective of others. Explore books and lesson plans to foster these developing skills!
Young children thrive when they feel confident and excited to explore new ideas and try new things. Explore stories that are great confidence-boosters and teach important lessons about believing in oneself.
READING WITH INFANTS AND TODDLERS
Read Early and Often
Whether you teach young infants, older infants, or toddlers, children of all ages benefit from read-alouds. But what strategies work best? What should my expectations or goals be?
Published by Zero to Three, this article shares guidelines for choosing, sharing, and reading books with young children of all ages. By reading early and often, you can support children’s development and love of reading right from the start.