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Mesa County Libraries Pilot Book Crates for Preschool Classrooms

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More Parents Living in Poverty are Reading with their Children

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Parent Involvement the Key to Success

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Friday Funday! Wonderopolis

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Literacy-Rich Environments in the Library

Preschool and Elementary teachers work hard to make their classrooms "literacy-rich," that is, filled with opportunities for literacy learning beyond normal classwork. This article from Reading Rockets offers teachers ways to create literacy-rich classrooms, some of which can be adapted to school or public libraries. Some of the ideas I took away were:

Training Opportunity: Infopeople Webinar: Cuddle Up and Read: Storytimes for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

A free training opportunity out of California:

Title:  Cuddle Up & Read: Storytimes for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Format:  Webinar

Date:  Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Start Time: noon, Pacific Time

1:00 pm, Mountain Time

2:00 pm, Central Time

3:00 pm, Eastern Time

SAVE THE DATE! CLEL Annual Meeting and Call for New Steering Committee Members

The CLEL Annual Meeting of the full membership will be held on Thursday, October 13 (the Thursday that CAL begins), from 8 am to 3:00 pm. We will be meeting at the Council Tree Library in Ft. Collins, CO.

More details to follow - but rest assured, the program will be full and engaging! Plus, door prizes!

Why Using Big Words With Children is Important

Did you know that between the ages of 2 and 6 children have the ability to learn 6 to 10 new words a day? From the always helpful Not Just Cute blog comes this article about why it's important for adults to use "quality language" with children. While "baby talk" has been shown to support language development in infants, by the time children get older, they need to be hearing a rich vocabulary. 

Advocacy Tip for July: Reach Out to Parents and Caregivers

Note: CLEL will be posting a new Advocacy Tip every month. To see all the tips, click on the "Advocacy Tip" tag above.

Advocating for early literacy often means going out into the community.  The Ohio Ready to Read site has some great tips for reaching parents who may not be reading to their children.

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