monthly theme list. But I also try to find books that might spark interest in my son. These are books that have pictures that Jake can identify. At this point in his development he is not interesting in listening to stories but rather looking at the pictures and naming the items that he knows. *That does not mean that I do not read the stories to him!
So here are the steps we go through when 'reading' a story:
(These steps can be all at once or over a week, depending on interest, time and length of story.)
1. Have books laying out.
(He is reading to me and pointing at the tractor. Although he cannot say tractor he points and says, "Brrrrrrr"- the sound the tractor makes!)
Again, this process can be completed all at one sitting or over a week. It also happens more than once.
READ, READ, and REREAD!