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Why I’m Passionate about Early Literacy

Pretty sure this video, from the Ounce of Prevention Fund, explains why I’m passionate about this read aloud revolution. Early childhood education, as well as educating parents about the importance of the first five years of a child’s life, changes lives, especially the lives of children living in poverty. THIS is how we will break … Continue reading

Fill ‘er Up!

Over the past couple of weekends I’ve been training, with a colleague, future library volunteers on how to perform a successful storytime. Included in that training is some basic early literacy information, so that volunteers will understand the importance of what they’re doing and what children are getting out of it (and why we do … Continue reading

Reading makes you feel good! No, really, it does!

I’m not, in this case, referring to Todd Parr’s lovely book (although you SHOULD check it out). ¬†Reading really DOES make you feel good! Jill Stamm, in her book¬†Bright From the Start, talks about the ABC’s of baby’s needs: Attention, Bonding, and Communication. The act of a loving caregiver reading aloud to a child fulfills … Continue reading