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 »

Rhyme Time: Early Literacy Tip of the Week

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 by earlyliteracy

The Cat In The Hat Sing, Talk, Read, Write and Play with your child. These activities support early literacy. Developing the following skills help children get ready to learn to read! 1. Phonological awareness 2. Vocabulary 3. Background Knowledge 4. Print Conventions/Awareness 5. Letter Knowledge Phonological awareness: The ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words. Talking about words that rhyme helps children become more aware of . . . 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 »

Get Ready to Read!

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 by earlyliteracy

Family reading It’s as easy as READING, TALKING, SINGING, WRITING & PLAYING! Research has shown that children who start kindergarten with good early literacy skills have greater success throughout their school years. When a child reads at or above grade level by the end of 4th grade they are much more likely to graduate from high school and be successful readers and learners throughout their life. So . . . more »

Babies and Books

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 by earlyliteracy

Baby Faces Babies are never too young to enjoy books! Babies can hear their parent's voices from the womb at six months! After birth though, parents get to see the responses best of course. At three months of age, babies still have blurry vision at a distance, so books should be held about 12 inches away from baby's face so she can see it. The very first . . . more »

Help Your Child Get Ready to Read!

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 by earlyliteracy

Mother Reading to Child Children begin learning literacy skills right from birth. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Researchers have identified six skill areas that parents and caregivers can help develop. The five practices of READING, TALKING, SINGING, WRITING and PLAYING with your child every day help develop the foundational skills that children need to enter school ready . . . more »