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. Volume XXII Number 1. . . .September 4, 2015
Everyday moments provide plenty of opportunities for learning in this picture book about starting school. A little girl proudly enumerates accomplishments, from getting dressed in the morning to brushing her teeth before bed. On a neighbourhood walk with her mother, she calls out letters and words that she spies on shop windows and street signs. Her little hands develop fine motor skills by cutting out paper shapes and painting pictures. Full of vim and vigour, the child jumps and twirls outside in the sunshine. At the beach, her imaginative play turns a bucket of sand into a three-layer cake. Emotional development milestones, like learning how to share toys with friends, are also depicted. When the first day of kindergarten finally arrives, the bright-eyed new student eagerly says, “I think I’m ready!”
Linda Ludke is a librarian in London, ON.
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