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Four Year Olds

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Developing Abilities

~ Can figure the difference between real and make-believe ~
~ Can make up their own stories ~
~ Can name shapes, colors, and letters ~
~ Listen for rhymes and play with sound ~
~ Can hold a pencil and "write" notes by scribbling ~
~ Love to make up stories, tell jokes, and sing songs ~
~ "Read" on their own so keep books within reach ~
~ Like to expand their worlds beyond family but want to feel safe too ~

To Do for Parents

~ Make reading and writing a part of your toddler's every day ~
~ Visit your local library or bookstore as often as possible ~

Recommended Reading

The Carrot Seed  ~  Ruth Krauss
The Gingerbread Man  ~  Eric Kimmel
Jessica  ~  Kevin Henkes
Road Builders  ~  V.G. Hennessey
Froggy Gets Dressed  ~  Jonathan London
Max Found Two Sticks  ~  Brian Pinckney
We're Going on a Bear Hunt  ~  Michael Rosen
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed  ~  Eileen Christelow
I Love You, Blue Kangaroo  ~  Emma C. Clark
Two Ways to Count to Ten  ~  Ruby Dee
Koala Lou  ~  Mem Fox
One Lighthouse, One Moon  ~  Arnold Lobel
The Baby Beebee Bird  ~  Diane R. Massie
Martha Calling  ~  Susan Meddaugh
The True Story of the Three LIttle Pigs by A. Wolf  ~  John Scieszka
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly  ~  Simms Taback

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