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November 24, 2020

Connection Between Spoken Language and Literacy

The experiences with talking and listening gained during the preschool years prepare children to learn to read and write during the early elementary school years. This means that children who enter school with weaker verbal abilities are much more likely to experience difficulties learning literacy skills than those who do not (Roth, Paul, & Pierotti, … Read more »

February 26, 2020

10 Reasons We Love Storytime

Public libraries offer many free and educational programs and activities for children such as crafting classes, music and movement, comic book making, novel making, puppet shows, reading and writing classes, and even classes on rug making and rock carving! Our personal favorite is storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschools. For parents and caregivers, we encourage… Read more »

December 11, 2019

English Language Learners and the Road to Reading

Children who are English language learners (ELL) are at higher risk for having difficulty learning to read.  “When bilingual children’s vocabulary levels are too low in the language in which they are learning to read, these young learners will…encounter difficulties” (Uccelli & Páez, 2007).  Children who are learning English may need extra support as they… Read more »

October 30, 2019

Books! Books! Books!

Research suggests that storybook reading facilitates language development and plays an important role in preparing children for success in school. In addition to enhancing early language development and literacy skills, shared book reading, between you and your child, can provide positive social interaction.   Reading with your child should start from birth.  At this time,… Read more »

September 20, 2019

Connect With Your Child Through Joint Book Reading

Reading with your child is a great way to spend quality time while also improving his or her speech, language, and literacy skills.  Every time you read a book, even one you’ve read dozens of times, you can explore new concepts and experiences. Benefits of joint book reading When you read to your child, you… Read more »

August 4, 2017

Choosing the Right Books for Your Child

Finding the right books for your child can be a difficult task! With bookstores and libraries full of books, it can be overwhelming. It is crucial to find the book your child wants to read AND make sure it’s at the right reading level for your child. Guidelines for choosing the right books for your… Read more »

February 9, 2017

10 Reasons We Love Storytime

Public libraries offer many free and educational programs and activities for children such as crafting classes, music and movement, comic book making, novel making, puppet shows, reading and writing classes, and even classes on rug making and rock carving! Our personal favorite is storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschools. For parents and caregivers, we encourage… Read more »

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