Saturday, November 20, 2010

Storytime: This is me and where I am

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Today we read This is me and where I am by Joanne Fitzgerald.

The child in this story describes his place on Earth, by beginning with the entire world (the Earth), and then moving in closer and focusing on his country, his city, his neighbourhood, until he reaches his blanket on his bed. He then makes the trip all over again, ending up at his place on the Earth. The short and simple sentences introduce each place and the predictable pattern will encourage children to follow along or chorus read the story. The illustrations are light and encourage exploration. Children may enjoy looking at the details in each picture and discovering all of the things that commonly make a neighbourhood a neighbourhood, a city a city, a house a house, etc.

The text level is written for children in preschool to grade 2 but toddlers may enjoy having the story read aloud insha'Allaah.

No comments:

Post a Comment