Bloom’s Favorite Children’s Books: Ms. Genevieve
As a child, Ms. Genevieve loved Just so Stories” by Rudyard Kipling. The stories are allegories for how things are formed like the alphabet, or how a leopard gets its spots.
Since becoming a mother, Ms. Genevieve’s new favorite, and one she hopes to pass down through her own family, is You Belong Here by M.H. Clark. The book talks about how the stars belong in the sky, and the whales belong in the sea. The illustrations are great as it gives parents a chance to teach not only to identify items (receptive language skills) and beings in nature, but also prepositions (e.g. the stars are above the sea). The ending talks about how a child belongs with their family, something that hits the heart of any parent and child; along with sweet illustrations to foster the familial bond.