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Archive for December, 2010

Speech Bubbles!

Strange case of the missing sheep The Strange Case of the Missing Sheep by Mircea Catusanu and Superheroes by Maxwell Eaton III are two stories that use speech bubbles when the characters talk. Speech bubbles are a way of showing that the writing has meaning to the story, which helps children develop print awareness. When you read with your child, you can point out these words and explain how they show what is being said in the story.  See if you can find other stories that include writing as part of the story!

  –Tip by Keary B., Youth Collection Specialist

By on December 27, 2010 Categories: Print Awareness

Playing with Sounds

Dog's colorful day In the book, Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd, each time dog gets another spot of color it’s accompanied by a sound like, “Swish!” or “Splurt.” When children hear and practice making these kinds of onomatopoeic noises, or the sounds that animals make, it helps them hear the smaller sounds that make up words, which is part of the early literacy skill phonological awareness

–Tip by Renee N., Youth Library Assistant

By on December 14, 2010 Categories: Phonological Awareness