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Archive for May, 2010

Learning About Books and Print

Tana hoban When you’re picking out books to read with your child, try choosing one with pictures of real things, like an apple or a ball.  Show your child the picture of the object and then show the real thing.  This will help your child develop the concept that pictures represent real things, and, later on, the concept that written words represent real things.  This is all part of print awareness

–Tip by Renee N., Library Assistant

By on May 24, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

Picture Book DVDs

Leo Check out one of the Library’s videos or DVDs based on a picture book, such as the Weston Woods production of Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus. Talk with your child about what is happening in the story, how the main character is feeling, and other details.  Read the book before or after watching the video/DVD and then see if your child can retell or act out the story.  Children love to hear stories over and over again, which helps them develop narrative skills.

–Tip by Erin E., Youth Programming Coordinator

 

By on May 10, 2010 Categories: Narrative