Early Literacy Storytimes @ Your LibraryŽ: Partnering with Caregivers for Success

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American Library Association, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 265 pages

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 Every Child Ready to Read@your libraryŽ program.

Author experts Ghoting and Martin-Diaz combine this cutting-edge early literacy research, which is the heart of the Every Child Ready to Read program, with practical implementation tips for busy children's librarians. Scripts and plans help librarians explain what adults can do to enhance children's print motivation, phonological awareness, vocabulary, narrative skills, print awareness, and letter knowledge. Proven, step-by-step methods address planning, promoting, and assessing this richly informative new kind of storytime. Children's librarians and early childhood experts can:

  • Integrate early literacy research and parental how-to into storytimes
  • Help parents develop self-sufficiency in nurturing their children's early literacy skills
  • Address the developmental needs of early talkers (newborn–2), talkers (age 2–3), and pre-readers (age 4–5)
  • Use the tips, tools, promotional samples, and assessments to build on current programs

Storytime is the perfect time to offer guidance to parents so they can better prepare their children to be successful readers. Here's a proven way for adults to enhance children's reading readiness.

 

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Ghoting and Martin-Diaz present a look at how to include parents and other caregivers during library programming in ways that promote practices that help promote early literacy at home. The first ... Read full review

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This book was filled with easily digestible information on the six early literacy skills that affect later reading ability. There is plenty of research-based information here and lots of practical ... Read full review

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Contents

Learning It
1
Early Literacy ResearchExplained
3
Incorporating and Explaining Kay Early Literacy Concepts
18
Dialogic Reading How We Read with Children Makes a Difference
35
Making Storytime Meaningful to All Learners
41
Early Literacy and Speakers of Languages Other than English
44
Doing It
49
Planning Your Early Literacy Enhanced Storytimes
51
Manual Alphabet
226
Encouraging Early Literacy at Home
227
Sample Parent Letters
234
Sample Activity Sheet
240
Storytime Aids
241
Storytime Planning Sheet
251
Early Literacy Aids
253
Books for Dialogic Hear and Say Reading
254

Sample Storytimes for Early Talkers Newborns to 24 Months
57
Sample Storytimes for Talkers Twoand ThreeYearOlds
104
Sample Storytimes for Prereaders Fourand FiveYearOlds
144
Build Your Own Early Literacy Storytimes
196
Keeping It Going
211
Assessing Your Storytimes
213
Promoting Early Literacy Activities In and Out of the Library
218
Six skills your child needs to learn to read starting from birth
255
Letters and Letter Sounds
256
Resources
257
Books and CDs Used in Sample Storytimes
259
Index
261
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