Zulay is a blind girl who longs to be able to run in the race on field and track day at her school.
Did you know November 29th is the 333rd day of 2021? To mark the occasion, I wanted to share a list of “books of threes” perfect for early learners ages three and up.
Some of our best-beloved stories feature three characters (bears or billy-goats). Or three acts (“A Christmas Carol”). Or three installments (“Knuffle Bunny”).
Three is also a surprisingly useful number for building early literacy skills. We can use “The Three Little Pigs” to illustrate how:
- Three plot points (beginning, middle, and end) help children recognize elements of a story, even before they begin to read.
- Three pigs build their houses, then the wolf comes, finally the pigs chase away the wolf.
- Three items involve more comparisons than two items. This increases vocabulary and improves classification skills.
- The houses are made of “straw” and “sticks” and “bricks.” Why did only two houses fall down?
- Three steps are more complex than cause-effect stories. They build cognition skills and help develop critical thinking.
- The wolf ruins two houses before the end of the story. Which house was strongest? Why?
Invite your little one to make up a story with three components. Offer to write it down so you can re-read it for years to come. Or, ask them to draw their three-piece story and “read” it back to you. Check out these books of three for some inspiration!
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In this twist on the classic fairy tale, a wolf who lost his huff and puff consults with three yogis to help him find his breath. Includes calming exercises. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.
A young Lebanese boy must learn to cope with loss and hope for a peaceful future after losing one of his beloved cats because of The July War. Based on the month-long conflict between Lebanon and Israel during the summer of 2006.
A kitten born with only three legs loves doing the same things as the chickens who share a garage with him, including sitting on a nest.