Preschool Library Area (Book Nook & Quiet Corner)


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Books are meant for reading! Make sure your library area has plenty of books that children can have access to.

Goals/Skills:

  • To teach children a love and appreciation for books and literature
  • Books are sources of information and can answer our questions
  • Pre-reading concepts - the written word is talk written down, made with symbols; stories are read from right to left; sequencing; letter recognition; language patterns and development; new concepts and vocabulary; etc.)

Supervision and Tips:

  • Children need to be taught how to handle and respect books
  • Avoid interrupting a child concentrating on a book
  • Sit with children and read, or listen to them re-tell or reenact a story
  • Other toys and materials should not be brought into the library area.
  • Ask open-ended questions to encourage thinking and predicting skills.

Suggested Toys and Materials:

  • Pillows
  • Comfy Chairs
  • Felt Board and Pieces
  • Puppets and Stage
  • Soft Reading Light
  • Make Believe Reading Glasses
  • Music - Background
  • Books - Large Variety and Theme Related
  • Tape Recorder/Player with Earphones
  • Class Made Books
  • Class Made Recorded Stories
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Environmental Print Pictures And Posters
  • Alphabet Posters
  • Poetry and Rebus Posters