For those of us using the "One World, Many Stories" theme for our summer reading programs, and for anyone interested in learning songs and rhymes in new languages or with multilingual service populations, this new site from the Burnaby Public Library is SO useful.
Has it been a while since you visited StoryBlocks to check out the videos of songs and rhymes for young children that include literacy tips for parents? Well, it's time to go back, because we've added 6 new videos! 4 of the videos are in English, while 2 more are in Spanish. We hope you enjoy them, and share them widely with the parents and caregivers who visit your library!
**NOTE: THIS IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF POSTS HIGHLIGHTING RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR LIBRARIANS WORKING WITH SPANISH-SPEAKING FAMILIES. EVENTUALLY, EACH OF THESE SITES WILL BE INCLUDED ON THEIR OWN PAGE ON THIS SITE FOR EASY ACCESS.**
[Ed. Note: We are thrilled to share this post by Saroj Ghoting, noted Early Literacy Storytime expert. What do YOU do in your storytimes to encourage parent participation? Please share in the comments.]
How to Teach a Slug to Read by Susan Pearson is a humorous look at the importance of rhyme, vocabulary, print awareness and print motivation from a slug’s point of view. The charming illustrations make this book a must read for all librarians that do storytime!
Please share any new storytime delights you've discovered!