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Archive for February, 2010

Learning Vocabulary with Opposites

What's what The book, What’s What? A Guessing Game by Mary Serfozo, allows you to discuss the concept of opposites with your child.  Use questions like, “What is soft?” and “What is cold?” to ask your child what he or she thinks those words mean.  These conversations help enrich your child’s vocabulary and understanding of what opposites are.  Vocabulary means knowing the names of things, concepts, feelings, etc., and it is one of the six early literacy skills that children need to develop before learning to read.

–Tip by Renee N., Library Assistant

 

By on February 16, 2010 Categories: Vocabulary

Plastic Spoon Snowman

Image1 This cute snowman is easy to make.  Use paper or felt scraps for the hat and nose, and use white glue or a glue-stick to attach.  A marker pen completes the eyes and mouth.  Use your snowman to act out and retell snowman stories at home; this will strengthen narrative skills, the ability to talk about events and tell stories.

–Tip by Brad J., Youth Technology Librarian

By on February 1, 2010 Categories: Narrative