My son devours books which we are very happy about. He also has an insane memory and delayed echolalia and I find with books that rhyme he tends to recite much more, which is ok most of the time until it starts driving me batty. With books that don't rhyme we engage and talk together a lot more about the content of the story and it tends to expand his language better than rhyming books. The problem is so many of the best books are rhyming! Some of the non-rhyming books my son likes: The Story of Ferdinand, Animal Family series by Jane Goodall, Percy the Parkkeeper series by Nick Butterworth, and Koala Lou by Mem Fox. We need more!
If you know of any good NON-rhyming books for a precocious 2.5 yr old (he likes books meant for his age, but also really likes books that are geared toward older preschoolers and he can sit through long stories) please let me know!
Thanks as always!