Nursery: Quality Literature
How to Use Quality Literature in the Nursery
Literacy (like self-regulation) begins in your lap. Start the habit of reading to your baby now, using quality children’s literature like Sophie’s Super Splendid Box of Books, I Can Calm, books that have textured pages (fuzzy animals, bumpy reptiles, slick sea life), and family favorites.
Books like Sophie is a S.T.A.R. can be kept in your Safe Place Case or in a book basket for easy accessibility once your little one begins crawling. Sophie is a S.T.A.R. provides a rich beginning for both literacy and self-regulation. In the story, Mom has left for the day and Sophie feels sad. Dad teaches Sophie how to take three deep S.T.A.R. breaths to help calm herself.