Feb 012017
 

Good Night Gorilla

Your 1-year-old may not be able to read just yet, but their brain is rapidly developing.  To help your child develop the literacy and language skills needed to be successful later in life, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Blue Ribbon books contain characteristics specific to their age appropriateness including:

  • Repetition and predictability – generate language
  • Motor skills
  • “Self-help” activities – things children can do, things familiar in their daily life
  • Use of real photo illustration
  • Body awareness
  • Nursery rhymes
  • Colors, letters, numbers

They also build on concepts such as:

  • Vision – bright, big, colorful
  • Touch – board pages
  • Rhyme and rhythm
  • Simple – easy to use
  • Minimal text – point and say
  • Playful sound
  • Nurture – attachment- lullaby themes

In addition to promoting age-appropriate language and literacy skills, books are chosen to promote a love of reading and learning; regard for diversity of people, their roles, culture, and environment; promotion of self-esteem and confidence, appreciation of art and aesthetics.

Blue Ribbon selections for children born in 2016 are:

 

Interested in the book list for other ages?

Jan 132017
 

With our final 2016 book mailing in December, we have sent 56,934 books to children throughout South Carolina.

If we lined the books up end to end, the line would be almost 10 miles long!

Nov 172016
 

Love My Mommy Book CoverIn “I Love My Mommy Because” by Laurel Porter Gaylord, your infant can relate to the ways animal mommies care for their babies.  Each adorable animal mommy and baby illustration shows all of the wonderful things mommies do every day. Reading “I Love My Mommy Because,” which will be mailed in November to infants in Group 1 (born in 2016), is a great way to spend cuddle time with your baby.

Each book from the Imagination Library is hand-selected by education experts to promote the love of reading and learning; regard for diversity of people, their roles, culture, and environment; promotion of self-esteem and confidence, appreciation of art and aesthetics.  Group 1 books also contain the following age-appropriate concepts:

  • Vision – bright, big, colorful
  • Touch – board pages
  • Rhyme and rhythm
  • Simple – easy to use
  • Minimal text – point and say
  • Nurture – attachment- lullaby themes

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