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Preschoolers Get Big Benefit from Teachers Making One Small Change

Researchers have found that preschoolers whose teachers who make small references to print while reading aloud to children (pointing out letters or words, running finger under words from left to right, etc.) show increased reading skills later when compared to children whose teachers do not. This is a small change for teachers that pays in huge dividends. We can (and do) do this in storytime as well! Read more about the study in this article from Science Daily.

Great New Storytime Book! How To Teach a Slug to Read by Susan Pearson

Post by Carol W.

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!

Looking Again at Picturebooks

     As new picturebooks are published, I automatically evaluate them not only for their illustrations, text and authority but also for their potential to focus on an early literacy skill.  The other day however, I came across an older title that I had forgotten about: Good Night Pillow FightGood Night Pillow Fight by Sally Cook and illustrated by Laura Cornell. 

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