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Archive for October, 2012

All Mixed Up

Fall Mixed UpFall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka is a great book for practicing vocabulary because there are “mistakes” on every page, which are both in the words and in the illustrations. Kids should be able to recognize what is wrong and figure out how to fix it. You can read the book through once without stopping (and wait for the kids to start telling you what is wrong), and then go back through and “correct” the mistakes. Reviewing the parts of the story will reinforce vocabulary.

–Tip by Erin E., Youth Programming Coordinator

By eemerick on October 29, 2012 Categories: Vocabulary

Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin

Giggle, Giggle QuackGiggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin is a book where writing is important to the story. You can have your child draw pictures and “write” lists or notes to someone else. This helps them develop their print awareness skill.

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

By eemerick on October 15, 2012 Categories: Print Awareness

What Do Wheels Do All Day? by April Jones Prince

What Do Wheels Do All Day?Many young children love books about true things. Following your child’s interests helps develop print motivation—interest in and enjoyment of books and reading. We have non-fiction books for preschoolers on almost every topic, but they aren’t with the picture books; they are interfiled with the non-fiction books for older kids.

–Tip by Brad J., Youth Technology Librarian

By eemerick on October 1, 2012 Categories: Print Motivation