I Love Poems is a delightful book that can be adapted to any level for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children. Studies have shown that poetry reading is an excellent way to build confi dence in children. Reading enjoyable poems repetitively and with expression develops fl uency, accuracy and increased vocabulary skills. This book also strengthens auditory, visual, memory and comprehension skills. This book of rhymes can be used with thematic units, integrating reading, writing, music, and other subjects.
Rebecca Scotton White lives with her husband, Steven, in Ramseur, North Carolina. She graduated from North Carolina Central University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Mrs. White has taught in the Guilford, Chatham and Randolph County school systems for many years. She is presently teaching at Randolph Community College. She has written several songs, gospel and contemporary. Her fi rst poem titled, Dear Heavenly Father, was published in 2008. A short story, Special Me, and her book, Miracle, The Christmas Kitten, were published in 2010. Mrs. White was inspired by her father, Reverend H. Franklin Scotton, and mother, Lina Bernice Scotton, who was also a poet and writer. Several family members encouraged her as well. Zahra Williams, the illustrator, graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2009, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art.