Submitted by county youth coordinator Janis!
Just How Long Can a Long String Be?! by Keith Baker. Ant wants to know, just how long can a long string be. Bird answers the question by showing Ant different ways a string can be used: a yo yo, a way to hold a balloon, a top, a mop, a puppet, a hair, a kite, a nest... At the end of the book Ant says, "Thank you, Bird! Now I see a string's just as long as I need it to be." This would be a great book to use as a prop story, with a ball of string to retell the book. After reading the story, find other ways to “use” the ball of string. This is a perfect way to promote the Early Literacy Skill of Print Motivation/Vocabulary. Having fun with books is important! It helps your child enter school ready to learn!