Make some noise!

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 by Jenforkids

Two Children Carrying Basket of Apples Every Child Ready to Read promotes five key areas that children need to develop in early years: 1. Phonological awareness 2. Vocabulary 3. Background Knowledge 4. Print Conventions/Awareness 5. Letter Knowledge This week our early literacy tip focuses on: Phonological awareness: The ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words. So how do you build that skill? One way that you support . . . more »

Tip of the Week Goes 'Round!

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Jenforkids

Round Is A Pancake There are five simple practices that help children get ready to read and learn! Talking Singing Reading Writing Playing These activities can help Every Child get Ready to Read! There are 5 components to help develop reading readiness: Print conventions Background knowledge Letter knowledge Phonological awareness Vocabulary Each week, we focus on one early literacy tip at our story times at Campbell Library. This week's . . . more »

Early Literacy and Numeracy

Posted on Saturday, July 27, 2013 by Jenforkids

Double the Ducks Early Literacy Tip of the Week To support early literacy sing, talk, read, write and play with your child 1. Phonological awareness 2. Vocabulary 3. Background Knowledge 4. Print Conventions/Awareness 5. Letter Knowledge Vocabulary is knowing the meanings of words and learning new meanings TIP Children need language (or vocabulary) to think about math. They need to know the words for numbers and shapes (geometry) . . . more »

Early Literacy Tip of the Week

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by Jenforkids

Who Hops? Hey everybody--sing, talk, read, write and play with children to start them on the road to reading! Background knowledge is building on and creating a base for what children already know to help them be ready to learn One of the best ways you can help your child become a good reader later is to help them enjoy reading and sharing books together now. For . . . more »

Dig Into Reading this Summer!

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013 by Jenforkids

Dig Into Reading - Sign up for the Kids Summer Reading Club Today! Join the Kids Summer Reading Club at SCCLD! Sign ups begin June 1st at the library or online. Set your own reading goal for the summer time, pick any books -- including graphic novels or downloadable books -- and READ. Kids in grades K-8 can earn a free book and certificate. And reading is only part of the fun…each SCCLD library has a great lineup . . . more »