Mirrors, windows and sliding glass doors

LANGUAGE AS A TOOL TO STRENGTHEN THE RELATIONSHIP WITH CHILDREN 

MIRRORS, WINDOWS AND SLIDING GLASS DOORS

Picture books are a wonderful educational tool for all children, particularly during their early years. They can act as
• Mirrors: a way for children to see themselves reflected in literature,
• windows: a way for children to see the lives of others
• sliding glass doors: a way for children to see themselves as able to cross between groups and worlds (Bishop, 1990)
The right book in the hands of a child at the right time can be powerful, and parents can make this happen for their child.