There's a Ton of Spiders on the Wall

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Jenforkids

Itsy Bitsy Spider Story times are filled with creepy crawly fun this week and all about spiders! Itsy Bitsy Spider Today the kids actually created wall art by adding their own paper spiders and bugs to the string web. How fun. And wondering what you can do to help your chidlren get ready to read? SING. That's right--even if you think you can't carry a tune. Singing breaks . . . more »

There's a Ton of Spiders on the Wall

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Jenforkids

Itsy Bitsy Spider Story times are filled with creepy crawly fun this week and all about spiders! Itsy Bitsy Spider Today the kids actually created wall art by adding their own paper spiders and bugs to the string web. How fun. And wondering what you can do to help your chidlren get ready to read? SING. That's right--even if you think you can't carry a tune. Singing breaks . . . more »

Fall into Books at Campbell Story Times

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 by Jenforkids

Leaf Man Fall is truly my favorite season. This week is the official last week of summer, thus in preparation all stories were Autumn related this week at story time. Check out the beautiful colors in these picture books: Leaf Man Fall Leaves Fall! Fall Mixed up Reading with your child helps them early on prepare for reading on their own. To support early literacy sing, talk, . . . more »

Early Literacy Tip: using number vocabulary

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 »

You CAN sing!

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by Jenforkids

The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band The Early Literacy tip for the week is on: Phonological awareness: The ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words. Did you know that singing is not just fun but actually quite important for children? People claim that they can’t sing on key, but don’t let that stop you. Singing slows down language and there is often a different note for each . . . more »