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Notes from Storytime

Can You Make a Scary Face?

Can You Make a Scary Face?Encourage the early literacy skill of print motivation by letting your child actively participate while you read to him or her. In Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas, your child has the opportunity to do all sorts of actions in this hilarious book.

–Tip by Amy S., Youth Programming Assistant

By eemerick on November 3, 2014 Categories: Print Motivation

That’s What It’s All About!

The Croaky Pokey!A great place to start with print motivation is to use your child’s imagination and build from there. The book The Croaky Pokey by Ethan Long has the hokey pokey in a “froggy” style and will be sure to interest kids as they pretend to be frogs and do the actions in the book. Children will interact with the book in a positive way, which will encourage an enjoyment of books and reading.

–Tip by Laura B., Youth Technology Librarian

By eemerick on August 11, 2014 Categories: Print Motivation

Print Motivation

Chicky Chicky Chook Chook

By making books and their stories fun, you are helping to motivate your child to want more. Encourage your child to play along with the story. For example, you and your child can make animal sounds, act out the motions, or your child may enjoy holding a puppet or stuffed animal as you read.

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

 

By eemerick on May 19, 2014 Categories: Print Motivation

Books that “Pop”

Winter's Tale by Robert SabudaReading books that your child is interested in will help with print motivation. Pop-up books are a fun way to keep children engaged while reading. Check out the collection of pop-up titles you can read at the Library by the storytime room and DVDs.

–Tip by Keary B., Youth Collection Specialist

 

By eemerick on February 17, 2014 Categories: Print Motivation

Bright Baby Touch and Feel Series

Perfect PetsPrint motivation means being interested in and enjoying books. Books with flaps, textures, and pop-ups are especially fun for babies. If they enjoyed the book the first time you read it, read it again because they will be anticipating what comes next! The Bright Baby Touch and Feel series has several fun titles.

–Tip by Carol C., Elementary School Liaison

By eemerick on January 20, 2014 Categories: Print Motivation

Bright Baby Touch and Feel Series

Perfect PetsPrint motivation means being interested in and enjoying books. Books with flaps, textures, and pop-ups are especially fun for babies. If they enjoyed the book the first time you read it, read it again because they will be anticipating what comes next! The Bright Baby Touch and Feel series has several fun titles.

–Tip by Carol C., Elementary School Liaison

By MPPL on Categories: Print Motivation

Here We Go Again…

Hooray for Thomas!Fostering a child’s interest and enjoyment of books and reading is called print motivation and is one of the early literacy skills. Letting a child pick a book to read helps promote this skill. Children frequently will pick a favorite story to read over and over and over again. It’s only natural that you would get tired of it. Remember that children learn by repetition though, and it is important for them to have positive experiences with books. Perhaps that can help as you read your child’s favorite book yet again.

–Tip by Keary B., Youth Collection Specialist

 

By eemerick on October 14, 2013 Categories: Print Motivation

Peek-a-boo!

Sneak-a-peek-a-boo! Where's My Bear?Books with textures, flaps, and pop-ups are especially fun for babies. If they enjoyed it the first time you read it, read it again! Your enthusiasm while reading will help maintain their attention and make reading a truly special time for everyone!

–Tip by Carol C., Elementary School Liaison

 

By eemerick on August 19, 2013 Categories: Print Motivation

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

Play Your Way to Reading

I Spy With My Little EyeIn the book I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs, you can play an “I Spy” game. This is a simple, fun game you can play anytime, anywhere. When we play with the ideas that we find in a book, we are helping to make the story part of a child’s life. This supports print motivation, which is an interest in and enjoyment of books and reading and is one of the six early literacy skills.

–Tip by Erin E., Youth Programming Coordinator

 

By eemerick on March 4, 2013 Categories: Print Motivation