Contributed By: Amy Billings, Youth Services

Small children often become enamored of a particular story and choose to hear it again and again.

But why?

Experts at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina tell us that it is a very good sign which indicates your child is practicing his or her early learning skills. Each time she hears the story, she can focus on something new – the plot, the setting, the illustrations, new words and concepts.

Repeated viewings also allow children to practice making predictions from the text and pictures. So, when faced with the same old story, what should you do? Read it again!

In no time at all, your child will be ready to move on to a new and different book. Visiting your local library often is a great way to have a selections of new and enticing books ready when they are.

Find a new book to read over and over in our catalog by browsing through our new kids books.