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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: This 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

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