Category Archives: Early Literacy

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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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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Preschool Storytime, Theme: Houses

In this weeks storytime, you can look at a new flannel board (building a house out of shapes), learn the signs from our closing song, and focus on tips related to integrating writing and shapes into everyday. Continue reading

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Babies in Bloom: Phonemic Awareness and Singing

In this weeks Babies in Bloom, we look at how singing prepares our children for reading later and life– and we talk about how it doesn’t matter how well you do it! Babies from birth to 18 month (with caring … Continue reading

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