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Vote For One Book 4 Colorado

It's that time of year again. Voting is open for One Book 4 Colorado! The winning title will be given to all four year olds in the state of Colorado during spring 2014. Public libraries, local health agencies and other partners will join together to get a book into the hands of all Colorado's four year olds during the campaign. Be sure to vote for your favorite book today. Click here to vote now!

 

ECRR Skills in the Kitchen


As I was about to post this, I was excited to see Kristen’s post (from Andrea in the Clearview Library District).  Looks like we are having the same brainwave!  :)

CLEL Bell Award Nomination: Henri's Scissors

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:

Upcoming Training Events

November 5 (10-11 am

Classics as Board Books

 

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")



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