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Archive for July, 2012

Baby’s First Words

First WordsPhonological awareness means learning about sounds in words. Even though young children do not understand the meanings of rhymes, it is important for them to hear them. By six months babies are already able to recognize the sounds of the languages they hear. They also are losing those sounds they don’t hear even though they were born able to learn to make them. Remember to talk to your children, read with them, and sing songs. All of these activities contribute to preparing children for school and reading later on.

–Tip by Claire B., Youth Outreach Coordinator

By eemerick on July 23, 2012 Categories: Phonological Awareness

Rah, Rah, Radishes!

Rah, Rah, Radishes!Try learning the names of flowers, trees and other plants in your yard, at the park, or in your neighborhood. Learning these names is a great way to expand your child’s vocabulary. The book Rah, Rah, Radishes!: A Vegetable Chant by April Pulley Sayre has lots of fun vegetable names to get you started.

–Tip by Keary B., Youth Collection Specialist

By eemerick on July 9, 2012 Categories: Vocabulary