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The singlemost important thing you can do to enrich your child's language and reading skills is to read to your child every day.  

"Nursery and other rhymes have been a part of our oral heritage for generations.  Now we know that the rhythm and rhyme inherent in nursery rhymes are important vehicles for the beginning development of phonemic awareness."  (Patricia Cunningham, 2000)

Five and six-year-olds love rhyme and rhythm in Mother Goose and Dr. Suess.  Fairy tales like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, and Billy Goats Gruff are also very appealing to kindergarteners .  Some of the very popular books we have read in class so far include:

Big Al by Andrew Clements

Millions of Cats by Wanda G'ag

Ferdinand the Bull by Robert Lawson

There's a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Suess

The Hungry Thing by Jan Slepian

Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox