Before children learn actual letters, they are aware of shapes. Talk to your children about shapes you see in books or out in the world to focus on what’s alike and different. That will help them to distinguish differences in letters later on.
Notes from Story Time
Notes from Story Time Blog
Story Time from Space is a project from the Global Space Education Foundation where they send children’s books to the International Space station to have astronauts read from space. Listen to a story read by an astronaut.
When learning to read, children need to see the connection between the spoken word and the written word. B is for Baby by Atinuke highlights many different words that start with the letter B. Seeing and hearing the repeated letter will help children to recognize it on their own later on.
Life on Mars by Jon Agee is a fictional story about what life is like on Mars. You and your child can learn more about what Mars is really like using Tumblebooks, an interactive web resource that has space and technology videos about planets. The simple videos on TumbleBooks can extend today’s activities at home. This can be accessed from the Mount Prospect Public Library home page with a Mount Prospect Library card. The link can be found on the Kids Page of the Mount Prospect Library Web site.
Transitions can be hard for children, but singing is a way to make those transitions easier. The library has a lot of great CDs you can check out, including music by one of our storytime favorites–Miss Laurie Berkner. Listen to one Miss Laurie’s new songs call “Waiting for the Elevator” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if3Jkmh8Bjshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if3Jkmh8Bjs