Main menu
SAFE Restoration of Services
You may now place items on HOLD. We anticipate curbside pickup service will begin in early June.
Visit our Catalog, or read our FAQs
Respond to the 2020 Census
RBDigital Digital Magazines
Imagination Library


lovequicktexttipsadlet purchase

The Language of Books

When sharing a new picture book with your child, you can build your their comprehension by asking questions about the sentences that you just read. For example,

You read: “First she tried Papa bear’s porridge, but it was too hot.”
Then you ask: “Did Goldilocks want to eat all of Papa bear’s porridge? Why not?”

It is sometimes surprising to adult readers how challenging book language can be for young children. The language we use in conversation is much simpler in syntax and vocabulary, and we use shorter sentences.



Main Library

215 E. Third St.
Dayton OH 45402


M, T, Th: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
W, F: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
© 2014 - 2020 Dayton Metro Library. All Rights Reserved - Privacy Policy
(Large DesktopTabletPhone Layout)