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Archive for February, 2013

Boom Bah!

Boom Bah!Part of phonological awareness is recognizing sounds and breaking words apart into the smaller sounds in them. Onomatopoeia is a great way to help children hear different sounds in words. The sound words in stories like Boom Bah! by Phil Cummings help build phonological awareness. After you finish reading the story, you could make your own band and play with the different sounds you can make. Not only will your child have fun making music, he or she will build early literacy skills!

–Tip by Keary B., Youth Collection Specialist


By eemerick on February 21, 2013 Categories: Phonological Awareness

Say Please

Say Please

Narrative skills are the abilities to describe things and to talk about events and tell stories. Using things you have around the house as props can help children remember a story and retell it. When you read the book Say Please by Virginia Austin, you can have your child use stuffed animals they have around the house to reenact the story.

–Tip by Julie D., Elementary School Liaison

By eemerick on February 8, 2013 Categories: Narrative