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Archive for August, 2012

My Name Is Elizabeth!

My Name Is Elizabeth!Children actually start learning about letters before they even know the alphabet. Letter knowledge means knowing that letters are different from each other and that the same letter can look different ways (such as upper and lower case), as well as knowing that letters relate to sounds. Focus on the first letter in your child’s name—talk about its shape, how it looks in upper and lower case, and what sound(s) it makes. And remember to have fun!

–Tip by Brad J., Youth Technology Librarian

By eemerick on August 20, 2012 Categories: Letter Knowledge

Encourage Writing

Bunny CakesIn the book Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells, writing is very important to the story. You can have your child draw pictures and “write” lists. As you walk or drive around, point out signs and read what they say. That is how your child will become aware that print is all around them. Writing can be very motivating. It helps children make the connection between the spoken and the written word. Encourage your children to write. You could begin by making a shopping list together the next time you go shopping.

–Tip by Julie D., Elementary School Liaison

By eemerick on August 6, 2012 Categories: Print Awareness