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Early Literacy books from MLSC
Baby Storytime Magic by Whether you've been presenting baby storytimes for fifteen years or fifteen minutes, you probably already know that the first five years of life are key for brain development and early literacy. Many public libraries have instituted baby and toddler programs, but finding exciting materials for baby storytime that go beyond nursery rhymes can be a challenge. Baby Storytime Magic is a treasure trove of new and exciting ideas for programs, all of which revolve around themes from a baby's world. Inside this resource you'll find * Fingerplays, bounces, flannelboards, activities with props, songs, American Sign Language activities, and more, with items arranged by type of material *Tips for planning storytimes, with advice on logistical issues such as age grouping, scheduling, formats, and physical setup *Guidance on involving caregivers in baby storytimes, including suggested scripts for explaining the benefits of each activity and how to use it at home * Age-appropriate book recommendations *Information on early childhood development, plus an appendix of recommended additional resources
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
The Early Literacy Kit: A Handbook and Tip Cards by
Early Literacy Storytimes @ Your Library by Research confirms that reading success starts with young Children enjoying library storytimes Preschoolers' earliest experiences with books and reading are important; parent/caregiver knowledge can build on those experiences, according to research from the National Institute of Child Health & Development, conducted with PLA and ALSC, the co-initiators of the
Read, Rhyme, and Romp by Designed to promote literacy in young children and to empower parents, educators, and librarians, this guide is filled with simple strategies, creative activities, and detailed instructions that help make reading fun. * Recommended book lists for promoting reading * An overview of basic strategies and components of an early literacy program * Helpful outline of pre-literacy skills required for reading success * Detailed instructions for early literacy activities
Publication Date: 2012-06-26
STEP into Storytime by Story Time Effective Practice (STEP), developed by the authors, is an approach that articulates the link between child development theory and storytimes. This important resource shows how presenters can use STEP to craft a storytime that is effective for mixed-age groups and adheres to best practices for emotional, social, physical, and cognitive support. In this book, early literacy experts Ghoting and Klatt offer more than 30 complete ready-to-use storytimes appropriate for newborns to children age 5, along with extension activities. They include preparation, planning, and performance tips, plus guidance for interacting with parents and caregivers.
Publication Date: 2014-06-01
Storytimes for Everyone! by "Recognizing that informed, caring adults are critical to supporting early literacy development, this important resource builds on the concepts introduced in the second edition of the ALSC/PLA Every Child Ready to Read(r) initiative. Offering practical suggestions for incorporating early literacy information and strategies into the storytime setting, early literacy authorities Ghoting and Martin-Diaz Explain how young children develop knowledge critical for reading comprehension Discuss five vital storytime practices (singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing) which adults can be taught to use at home Present dozens of storytimes for babies/toddlers, twos, and preschoolers, that engage adults while keeping their children in focus Address how young bilingual children acquire language, and other current research Featuring a variety of songs, projects, and activities, this book can be used at the library, at home, or anywhere else storytimes take place."
Publication Date: 2013-07-22
Supercharged Storytimes by Based on the groundbreaking research of VIEWS2-the first systematic study of storytimes done to date-this book recommends simple interactive ways to emphasize early literacy techniques and encourage children to use and practice their pre-reading skills while preserving the delight inherent in storytime. And unlike many other storytime resources, the authors use the findings of VIEWS2 to offer guidance in performing assessment, as well as giving tips for planning and conducting storytimes. Put simply this book assists storytime presenters, children's librarians, and others involved with early literacy by presenting ready-to-use planning tools based on early learning benchmarks with a clear focus on developmental stages; demonstrating how to foster early literacy development by inserting the VIEWS2 early literacy domains into the five practices from the second edition of Every Child Ready to Read(R) @ your Library(R); interweaving testimonials from storytime practitioners throughout the text to provide real-world insight; showing how storytime presenters can connect with parents and caregivers to promote family engagement; providing guidelines, worksheets, and recommendations for storytime assessment, with particular attention to self-reflection and peer-to-peer community learning; highlighting professional development resources that encourage sharing and problem-solving within the larger community of children's and youth librarians; and providing administrators with research-based evidence that supports current and future advocacy for early literacy in public library programming for children. Using this book's systematic approach, readers will be able to plan their storytimes with a clear idea of what to look for in the children they serve, and then continually improve how they meet the needs of their communities.
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
Teaching Early Literacy by Grounded in cutting-edge theory and research about literacy development, this book is filled with practical assessment and instructional ideas for teachers of pre-K through grade 3. Engaging vignettes show how everyday conversations and activities offer rich opportunities both for evaluating children's current level of knowledge and for helping them progress toward more sophisticated and rewarding interactions with reading and writing. Throughout, the book highlights ways to work effectively with English language learners and their families, a theme that is the exclusive focus of two chapters. Other timely topics covered include creative uses of technology and ways to incorporate popular culture into the classroom. Over two dozen reproducible assessment tools and handouts enhance the utility of this volume as an instructional resource, professional development tool, or graduate-level text.
Publication Date: 2004-12-04
Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library
The Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® 2nd Edition Toolkit provides youth librarians, early childhood specialists, preschool teachers, childcare providers, and others with research-based practices that can help young children develop skills they need before they can learn to read.
From PLA. For families, family engagement is about the knowledge, attitudes, values, and behaviors that enable children to be motivated, enthusiastic, and successful learners. For schools and libraries, family engagement means respectful partnerships that offer the information, guidance, and opportunities for families to be active in their children’s learning and development.
"Project VIEWS2 , winner of the 2015 Washington Library Association President’s Award, was conceived in response to public librarians and library directors across the state of Washington asking “how can we know whether the early literacy focus of our storytimes makes a difference for the children’s learning to read successfully?”
Supercharged Storytimes Self-Paced Course
"Supercharged Storytimes is a self-paced course consisting of six modules, which include videos, readings, activities, and reflection questions. The course provides training in how to intentionally apply research-based practices to boost early literacy in young children attending library storytime."
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
This program promotes reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers and encourages parent and child bonding through reading. A simple, fun approach to establishing strong early literacy skills.
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