Author Archives: Elaine Conway

New Job, New Projects, New Resources

Exciting news has been in the works for coming up on a month now. Starting January 11th, I’ll have the honor and the opportunity to start working at Queen Anne County’s Kent Island branch as their new Youth Services Librarian. … Continue reading

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Babies in Bloom: Singing

Babies from birth to 18 month (with caring adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes and playtime while building early literacy skills. A great way to get to know other families in your community! Early Literacy Tip:  Like reading, singing is an … Continue reading

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Preschool Storytime: Clouds, Shaving Cream, Shapes and Letters

Children ages three to five (with caring adult) build the early literacy skills needed for school readiness through engaging books, songs and activities. For this week’s storytime, I decided to integrate some of the changes that I learned in my … Continue reading

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Early Literacy Tips for Parents & Caregivers Workshop

For those non-library professionals, this may read a little boring. Apologies! I promise more fun fingerplays, songs and book suggestions soon. From time to time at Anne Arundel County Public Libraries, we have the opportunity to sharpen our skills and … Continue reading

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Favorite Outreach Fingerplays!

Five Fat Peas in a Peapod Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed (hold your hand in a fist) One grew, two grew, so did all the rest (put thumb and fingers up one by one) They grew and … Continue reading

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My Song Cube Songs

SONG CUBE We now have two song-cubes at my branch, and at least two our early literacy specialists use them. My most common Song Cube is the songs below (and I refer to them in many storytimes). I use this … Continue reading

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Check out AACPL’s first Music Video: Honey I’m Good

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