Why Story Time?

Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by Jenforkids

storytime Why Story Time? Why Story Time? Story Time at the library is always fun and filled with great books, silly songs and enjoyable rhymes of course, but it is also a time for building early literacy skills. Story Time: · Helps develop a child’s imagination · Exposes children to a larger vocabulary · Nurtures listening and social skills · Helps build background knowledge · Introduces . . . more »

Why Story Time?

Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by Jenforkids

storytime Why Story Time? Why Story Time? Story Time at the library is always fun and filled with great books, silly songs and enjoyable rhymes of course, but it is also a time for building early literacy skills. Story Time: · Helps develop a child’s imagination · Exposes children to a larger vocabulary · Nurtures listening and social skills · Helps build background knowledge · Introduces . . . 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 »

New words=better words=better readers: Early Literacy tip of the week

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Jenforkids

Kitten's First Full Moon This week at story time we discussed the importance of growing children's vocabulary by using better and more descriptive words. Kitten's First Full Moon By using specific names for things like kitten vs. cat or puppy vs. dog when talking to your children, you help children learn new words and help them understand differences between similar things. This small step will help increase children's vocabulary . . . more »

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