Having lots of books for children is our care is highly valued at Jiggle Sprouts.
Whether it's board books for infants and toddlers, picture books for our 2-3 year olds, or learn-to-read titles for our 3 and 4 years olds who are developmentally ready to read a few words, we have them all!
Each day, each child has time to independently "read" books that they select. Throughout the day, our teachers also read aloud to the children during guided play and exploration times, either one on one or in small groups.
We make space for reading too, in our book nook, which includes a just-right rocking chair and a cozy couch. Reading is a lifelong habit that starts at an early age, and it's important to associate it with comfort and care.
Every month we rotate our books so that there are lots of titles relevant to the season or month. We just shelved our holiday collection, which included books about Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, as well as delightful titles about elves, gingerbread and the Nutcracker.
Today we filled out shelves with our new theme for January -- winter! We have titles about snow, polar bears, hibernation, penguins and more!