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Archive for January, 2011

“L” is for Library

"L" is for LibraryShowing children letters based on subjects they like follows the child’s interest. They are more likely to remember the letter that way than if you drill them. Choose a book that features an animal or topic that starts with the same letter as your child’s name. Cut that letter out of some construction paper and glue it to a popsicle stick. Tell your child that as you read the story, he or she should hold the popsicle stick up in the air every time there is a word that starts with that letter. You could even make a game out of it by having your child count how many times he or she does it!

 –Tip by Julie D., Elementary School Liaison

By MPPL on January 24, 2011 Categories: Letter Knowledge

“L” is for Library

"L" is for LibraryShowing children letters based on subjects they like follows the child’s interest. They are more likely to remember the letter that way than if you drill them. Choose a book that features an animal or topic that starts with the same letter as your child’s name. Cut that letter out of some construction paper and glue it to a popsicle stick. Tell your child that as you read the story, he or she should hold the popsicle stick up in the air every time there is a word that starts with that letter. You could even make a game out of it by having your child count how many times he or she does it!

 –Tip by Julie D., Elementary School Liaison

By MPPL on Categories: Letter Knowledge

A Hat for Minerva Louise

A Hat for Minerva LouiseUsing things you have around the house as props can help children internalize and understand what is happening in the story. This will help them be able remember the events and to retell the story, an important part of narrative skills. In A Hat for Minerva Louise, Minerva Louise finds objects around the farm that she tries to use as winter clothing. After reading the book, try retelling the story with props you find around the house. There are many simple children’s books and rhymes that can be told with props and puppets—see if you can find another one!

–Tip by Erin E., Youth Programming Coordinator

By MPPL on January 10, 2011 Categories: Narrative

A Hat for Minerva Louise

A Hat for Minerva LouiseUsing things you have around the house as props can help children internalize and understand what is happening in the story. This will help them be able remember the events and to retell the story, an important part of narrative skills. In A Hat for Minerva Louise, Minerva Louise finds objects around the farm that she tries to use as winter clothing. After reading the book, try retelling the story with props you find around the house. There are many simple children’s books and rhymes that can be told with props and puppets—see if you can find another one!

–Tip by Erin E., Youth Programming Coordinator

By MPPL on Categories: Narrative