December 27, 2014

 

One of my favorite memories from my childhood is of my dad reading The Night Before Christmas to me and my brother during the holiday season. Whenever I read the story now, I hear my dad’s voice saying the words, and because we read it so many times, I can recite much...

December 19, 2014

 

I just read an excellent study about the many benefits that singing provide in regards to Early Literacy. Pam Schiller, Ph.D. is the author of this study, and has written a plethora of materials for the Early Literacy Specialist. While her research is thorough and wel...

December 9, 2014

 

Storytime today was a raucous and noisy affair, as it often is, but it was made more so by the inclusion of rhythm sticks into the mix. I had planned out a couple of activities to do with them and had one spontaneous activity - all of which turned out to be huge succe...

October 6, 2014

Our storytimes often include songs like “Ram Sam Sam” and books like “Boom Snot Twitty,” both of which serve to improve language acquisition skills in young children but are made up of “nonsense” words.  “Even though these words might not make sense, they are building...

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