Learning how to speak and understanding language is an extremely important
time during the development of children, and using literature to help with this process can
be a tremendous asset. The later phonological development, as discussed by Bukatko and
Daehler (234), is extremely important in the development of vocabulary acquisition, the
range of sounds that are produced, and the understanding of the components of sound.
Using literature at home, at school, and at the library can help to further develop a child's
phonological and language development.