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Move it!

Maintaining focus on storybooks can be challenging for young children.   One strategy you can use to get a distracted preschooler refocused on the book you are sharing is to invite him or her to do the actions along with the characters in the book. You might invite your child to pretend to stir a bowl of ingredients along with the Little Red Hen, climb a beanstalk with Jack, or play a guitar with Pete the Cat. Movement activities such as these help children regulate themselves and improves their attention.

Here are some books that provide LOTS of opportunities for you and your child to use those muscles:

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