World of Words
Of course, at Toronto Public Library, we've always had an appreciation for words. Not only do words in many different languages make up the books in our collection, but they are an important building block in getting kids ready for reading!
Three of our Ready for Reading skills feature words:
- Hearing words is all about listening for the smaller sounds in words, which will help children to sound out written words.
- Seeing words is about gaining familiarity with printed language, to help children feel comfortable with books and reading.
- Knowing words is about building a child's vocabulary so that they recognize written words and better understand what they read.
We have many books in our collection that celebrate the wonder of words. Whether they're being used to describe our country, play with poetry, or create a new collection, these books also shine a spotlight on wonderful words.
100 Words for Little Canadians by Pierre Lamelle
Moving Words About a Flower by K.C. Hayes, illustrated by Barbara Chotiner
Perhaps these books will inspire you and your children to play more with words or even start a word collection of your own. To help get these collections started, why not add your favourite word in the comments below?