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Thanksgiving Early Literacy Tip

This week's early literacy tip is Thanksgiving themed, and is great to use in your Thanksgiving storytimes. It comes from Andrea at the Clearview Library District:

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CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean

Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean has been nominated for a CLEL Bell award for the category Singing.

Here is what a nominator had to say about this book:

"The book can be sung to ?The Wheels on the Bus? and there are pages where the characters on the bus sing some of the words, encouraging the child to sing as well, and add her/his own words."

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnavas

The Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnavas has been nominated for a CLEL Bell award for Reading.

The nominator gave these ideas to do after reading the story:

"Inspiration to visit the public library and get child a library card.
Spark a discussion of the child's favorite book(s),authors.
Inspiration to create a homemade book.
Spark a discussion of why reading brings family members together."

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins

Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins has been nominated for a CLEL Bell award for Playing

Here is what the nominator had to say about this book:

Concept Story Time

ABCs, 123s, opposites, sizes, colors and shapes are all concepts, making "concept" story time one of the most versatile for all ages - here is a little sample of what a "concept" story time might look like.

Welcome - Try a creating a routine by repeating the same song, rhyme or finger play each time you meet!

Story 1 - LMNO Peas

Action Rhyme - This is Big (a rhyme about opposites)

This is big big big (spread arms wider apart each time you say "big")

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

CALL FOR CLEL STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS!

Call for CLEL Steering Committee Members

We are looking for enthusiastic CLEL members who are interested in becoming Steering Committee members. Steering Committee members have had a chance to spread their wings, add to professional networks, and take on new challenges in their library careers, while making a positive difference in early literacy efforts across Colorado. CLEL has many more ideas for the future-and you could be one of the people to put those plans in action!

Here are the details:

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Nighty-Night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff


Nighty-Night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff has been nominated for the CLEL Bell category SING



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