No child in your school is ever too young to be introduced to the magic place called the library. Kindergartners in particular need to be surrounded with books, books and more books if we expect them to develop voracious appetites for the printed word. All children need to be saturated daily with stories which will stimulate their imagination and keep their curiosities amply nourished. For instance, an appreciation and sense oflanguage and word power can be cultivated very satisfactorily through the use of Mother Goose rhymes. The musical quality of these rhymes has rarely ever failed to tickle children's ears. Before long then, they will be eager participants who find great delight in letting even the more difficult words roll across their tongues easily and expertly.
Wilkens, L. C. (1979). The School Library--The Alpha and Omega of your Elementary School Reading Program. Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts, 20 (1). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol20/iss1/10