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 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...

November 28, 2014

 

This is the time of year where everyone is finding things for which to be thankful. Whether we have a lot of these things or very few, it is a time when positivity finds its way even into the darkest of corners. Storytime is a great way to inspire thankfulness among t...

November 19, 2014

Talking about talking is such a great thing to do in all storytimes. My library offers baby, toddler, and preschool storytimes and I like to emphasize that it's important to talk to children no matter what age they are. One early literacy reminder that works well for...

October 20, 2014

 

A coworker of mine passed along this article today, and I thought it would be valuable to share with all of you. It sheds light on the concept of talking with young children to build their awareness of words and their pre-literacy skills.  Many of us likely remember r...

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...

September 26, 2014

Picture books are teeming with amazing and not-often-used vocabulary!  Along with the many other benefits of reading with children, consider vocabulary building among them.  Picture books are wonderful because they include words that are not often used in everyday conv...

July 17, 2014

This is a tip I can share in both baby and toddler storytimes: "Talking is a great way to help your child build vocabulary. Babies and toddlers can understand words before they can speak them, so talk to your child about everything, as often as you can. You will be ama...

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