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Archive for May, 2013

Big Books

Where's My Teddy?Print motivation is the early literacy skill that involves getting children interested in and excited about books and reading. The Library has a selection of Big Books, such as Where’s My Teddy? by Jez Alborough, which can get children excited to see the HUGE pictures as you read the story to them! Some of the books may even be bigger than your child!

–Tip by Carol C., Library Assistant

By eemerick on May 27, 2013 Categories: Print Motivation

Using Props

PuppyChoose a prop (picture, plush toy, empty cereal box) of something familiar that is pictured in a book. If there’s a puppy, help your child hold a plush puppy while you share additional information about a puppy. By giving your children more words, they will begin to learn more words to describe things in detail. This helps your child develop narrative skills important for learning to read later on.

–Tip by Jan P., Preschool/Childcare Liaison

By eemerick on May 13, 2013 Categories: Narrative