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Books with a Beat

Did you know that SINGING helps children develop the skills they need to read? No, REALLY. So even if you don’t think you can carry a tune in a basket, you should SING with your kids often – young children are not at all judgemental about your singing ability (it’s when they get to be … Continue reading

What Kids Learn about Reading and Writing

When kids learn to read and write, it’s not just about putting letters together and forming words. Kids need to learn three things about reading to be successful readers: HOW WE READ AND WRITE:┬áThis is learning the “code” of reading and writing: the letters, what sounds they make, how to put them together to sound … 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

Every Child Ready to Read

READ. TALK. SING. WRITE. PLAY. 5 little words that pack a BIG punch when it comes to early literacy learning. These are the 5 practices that the Every Child Ready to Read curriculum recommends parents engage in with their young children in order to encourage early literacy skills learning. When I present early literacy information … Continue reading