Developing a love of reading is an important part of early childhood education. There is a multitude of great books that kids love and so do educators. Children’s literature can convey universal themes, and illustrate some of the values we all want to instill in our kids.
This week we chose to highlight The Giving Tree by, Shel Silverstein. The Giving Tree is a picture book about the simplicity of love and generosity. Shel Silverstein’s unique illustrative style depicts the story of a large tree that cares for a boy unconditionally as he grows up.
For an animated reading of the novel (based on Shel Silverstein’s illustrations) visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PaDSZfZFZc