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Archive for May, 2012

Examples of Text in the Story

Guji GujiThe books Guji Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen, The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett, and Foxy and Egg by Alex T. Smith each illustrate a use of text in everyday life, such as the characters reading a book or following a recipe. Point out these examples of text to your child as you’re reading! This helps children become aware of the print around them in their world.

–Tip by Erin E., Youth Programming Coordinator

By eemerick on May 28, 2012 Categories: Print Awareness

Stories in Rhyme

Down by the Cool of the PoolTake advantage of every opportunity to play with rhyme and the sounds of words. Research shows that children who play with sounds of words in their preschool years are better prepared to read when they get to school. This is called phonological awareness. Share a good rhyming book with your child, such as Down by the Cool of the Pool by Tony Mitton.

–Tip by Barb M., Youth Programming and Outreach Assistant

By eemerick on May 14, 2012 Categories: Phonological Awareness