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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Themes and Concepts

Prevalent Themes and Focus of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library: Inspiration & Imagination

Other Fundamental Themes of Regard: love of reading and learning; regard for diversity of people, their roles, culture, and environment; promotion of self-esteem and confidence, appreciation of art and aesthetics.

Each series of books should contain certain characteristics specific to it's age appropriate including:

Year One
Year Two
  • Vision - bright, big, colorful
  • Touch - board pages
  • Rhyme and rhythm
  • Simple - easy to use
  • Minimal text - point and say
  • Playful Sound
  • Nurture - attachment - lullaby themes
  • Continue concepts from year one and build upon them
  • Repetition and predictability - generate language
  • Motor Skills
  • "Self-help" activities - things children can do, things familiar in their daily life
  • Use of real photo illustration
  • Body awareness
  • Nursery rhymes
  • Colors, letters, numbers
Year Three Year Four
  • Wordless books - build your own story (reader and child)
  • Values and character
  • Issues - fear, conflict, love, safety
  • Colors, letters, numbers
  • Nursery rhymes
  • More complex stories - hero, complication, resolution
  • Diversity of others - faces, environment - OK to be different
  • Play, humor, fun
  • Nursery rhymes and poetry
Year Five  
  • School preparation and readiness
  • Use rebus (pictures used for words)
  • Science - non-fiction
  • Folk tales
  • Thank you, appreciation
  • Rhymes and poetry
We hope you will join us by becoming a
Local Sponsor
so that the children of Geary County can begin a wonderful journey into the world of
reading with their very own books!
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