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Archive for February, 2012

Read a Little Each Day

Where is Baby's Belly Button?Print motivation means being interested in and enjoying books. Find a board book to check out this week and share it with your baby each day, even if it’s just a page or two at a time. Try a board book with textures, or a lift-the–flap style, or one with baby animals or photos of babies, that you and your little one can look at and talk about just for fun. It’s okay if you only share part of it at first, but see if you can add a little more each time. Just remember to keep it fun!

–Tip by Jan P., Preschool/Childcare Liaison

By eemerick on February 20, 2012 Categories: Print Motivation

Story Structure

Red, Red, RedYou are your child’s first teacher. Researchers have noted that there are six early literacy skills that you can help your child with before they actually learn to read—one of which is narrative, the ability to describe events and tell stories. Stories like Red, Red, Red by Valeri Gorbachev have a certain structure with a beginning, middle, and an end. By exposing your children to storybooks, you help them become familiar with the way language is written. Not only are storybooks fun to share, but being familiar with their structure will also help your child know what to expect when they begin to read stories themselves.

–Tip by Brad J., Youth Technology Librarian

By eemerick on February 6, 2012 Categories: Narrative