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Archive for May, 2011

Rhyming Dust Bunnies!

Rhyming Dust Bunnies Rhyming is one way that children learn to hear that words are made up of smaller parts. Reading books like Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas and sharing rhymes helps children hear the smaller parts that make up words. This skill—phonological awareness—helps them when they later try to sound out words to read. And it’s fun too!

 –Tip by Brad J., Youth Technology Librarian

By on May 23, 2011 Categories: Phonological Awareness

Baby Talk

Baby talk Your baby loves hearing your voice. When you answer your baby’s sounds with sounds of your own, your baby learns that what he or she says has meaning and is important to you. Just talking with your baby and allowing time for baby to babble back will help him or her develop narrative skills, which are important in early literacy.

–Tip by Mary S., Youth Services Department Head

By on May 2, 2011 Categories: Narrative