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Collection Development Statement
The 2×2 list is not designed to support any particular curriculum. Librarians are not required or expected to purchase every book on the list. Due to the diversity in age range and topics, librarians should follow their local collection development policies and guidelines when considering which titles to purchase for their library.

Ages 2-3

  • Designate a special reading area with books for sharing.
  • Choose books with repetitive phrases.
  • Point to different pictures and identify what you see.
  • Encourage your child to “point and say” objects in the pictures.

Ages 4-5

  • Let your child see you reading.
  • Encourage your child to select a favorite book to read.
  • Ask your child questions about the story.
  • Recite or sing nursery rhymes from favorite rhyme collections.

Ages 6-7

  • Keep a good selection of books in your home.
  • Let your child read to you and with you.
  • Talk about the story and how the pictures are part of the story.
  • Stay aware of what your child likes to read.
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