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Archive for October, 2010

Shape by Shape

Shape by shape Before children learn actual letters, they are aware of shapes. By using the specific names for shapes, you not only help your child learn new words, you help them understand differences between similar things. This sets the stage for them seeing differences in the way letters look. Try one of the Library's many wonderful books about shapes, like this one: Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald.

 –Tip by Brad J., Youth Technology Librarian


By on October 19, 2010 Categories: Letter Knowledge

Read and Retell

Help! a story of friendship After reading a book with your child, talk about the story. Asking your child questions and reviewing the story will help your child learn narrative skills, which means the ability to describe things, talk about events, and tell or retell stories. For example, in the book, Help! A Story of Friendship by Holly Keller, you could ask what the characters thought of each other in the beginning of the story versus the end of the story.

–Tip by Julie D., Elementary School Liaison

By on October 5, 2010 Categories: Narrative