Teaching Independence Through Books

Katie Davis Children’s Books: wtnh.com

This month on Good Morning, CT, I talked about how when people read books they get to live vicariously though the characters and live lives they otherwise wouldn’t get to experience. Lots of times, kids learn about people who are nothing like them, or absorb the values of the characters. “Living” these new lives can start conversations – just look at Amy Chua’s book about Chinese parenting –  tiger mom! She’s blazing through the media and the internet! Books are the perfect way to start a conversation between the person reading and the child, too.

These are the books I brought on (I’ll embed the video as soon as I can grab it from WTNH).



A Beach Tail by Karen Lynn Williams, illustrated by Floyd Cooper


Flora’s Very Windy Day, by Jeanne Birdsall and illustrated by Matt Phelan

And James Kennedy’s The Order of Odd-Fish, which was the focus of my last podcast.

Recent Comments

  • Joan Holub
    January 23, 2011 - 11:39 am · Reply

    Awesome, Katie! I don't know if you remember, but we met at a conference, just as your Who Hops? was being published. xox

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