February 27, 2015


Resource of the Month is a new monthly feature from the CLEL Training Committee. We will talk about one of our favorite early literacy or storytime resources--books, blogs, websites: all will be covered here!


This month's resource is the fabulous book What'll I...

February 25, 2015

Singing is a great way for kids to build vocabulary and learn more rare words. When we sing a nursery rhyme or song with lots of unfamiliar words in storytime like "Little Miss Muffet," or "Goosey, Goosey Gander," here's an early literacy tip you can share with caregi...

February 19, 2015


One early literacy reminder we can give in storytime is about reminding parents that it's great to let children pick their own books. I might say something like this: "To want to learn to read, kids have to love reading and be excited about it. One way to foster this...

February 13, 2015



A colleague of mine observed my Storytime last week, and if you haven’t had anyone do this for you, I highly recommend it! While it can be tough to hear things that aren’t perfect (I mean, as much as we strive to be perfect, there’s always something to improve, right...

February 5, 2015


Head over to the Bell Awards pages to find out the five winning titles of the 2015 Awards! 


Each winning title has a 1-page information sheet with bibliographic information, an annotation, and 3 or 4 extension activities appropriate for storytime, preschool cir...

February 2, 2015


A colleague of mine shared this interesting article with me, and I felt compelled to pass it on to all of you. It encourages the debate over whether screen time for toddlers is beneficial or detrimental. As Early Literacy professionals, we understand the need for dire...

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