THE RED PENCIL. CARING FOR OBJECTS
The First Readings series helps children acquire the habit of reading in their early childhood. It is in this stage of life when children start to discover and enjoy written words; it is thus the perfect moment for them to become good readers. This series achieves that aim by stimulating childrens curiosity about language by means of readings full of textual and visual information, along with activities to be done before, while and after the reading.
Teresa is going to draw her doll Lia in a beautiful striped red dress, but then she realizes the red pencil is not where it should be. As she is a very organized and careful girl, she soon finds the pencil; however, this minor mishap makes her realize how important it is to take care of objects. Things should be used, taken care of and the placed where they belong so that they can be accessible whenever they are needed.