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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

Puppets! An Early Literacy Tool

I love puppets. I am fortunate enough to have a nice collection of puppets to use in my children’s librarian work, and the kids I get to share them with really enjoy interacting with them. Puppets are a GREAT early literacy skills builder: In my experience, children often interact with puppets in a different way … 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