The purpose of this paper is to describe strategies that caregivers use while reading books with young children. Research indicates that caregivers: a) use strategies that simplify or extend book language, b) use prosody, and c) use management strategies so the book reading event is meaningful for children. Then, how teachers of preschool children can use these same strategies to plan meaningful book sharing events for children in preschool settings is described.
Kragler, S., & Martin, L. (1998). Early book sharing: What teachers should know. Reading Horizons, 38 (3). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol38/iss3/1