Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Children's Literature

As I have mentioned before, I teach an education course titled Children's Literature in a Multicultural Society at Fordham University/Lincoln Center campus. Tonight, I will be teaching and I'm been preparing for my class this morning.

I realize that this is a big week for Children's Literature-Friday, March 2nd is Dr. Suess' birthday and NEA's Read Across America Day. Plus on last Friday, February 24th, Jan Berenstain, author and illustrator of the Berenstain Bears's series died. Both Dr. Suess and the Berenstain bears are so famous when it comes to children's books. They are fun to read and also share valuable information with children and parents.

Also while reading Facebook last night, I saw an article from USA Today where it talks about how many children's books being published today lack reference to animals and nature. Instead the setting is more often in homes and other built environments. This concerns me and makes me realize that I need to make sure to expose children to stories that take place in all different settings.

Reading -a huge part of my life!!!

1 comment:

  1. So true about animals and nature. I don't know where my three oldest children (23, 21, 19) would be without the Berenstain Bears and Ready, Set, Go and The Greedy Gimmies. I still refer to those books today in some conversations with them. Haha.... Oh the lessons you learn when ready a book.

    I enjoy your blog!