Category Archives: Babies

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: ┬áLike reading, singing is an … Continue reading

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Choral Reading for Babies in Bloom

You may have noticed that in my Babies in Bloom program, I tend to use choral reading rather than choosing one or two books for the group for me to read. This post just covers why I do that– and … 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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Babies in Bloom: Print Awareness

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! Today’s early literacy skill is Print Awareness. Program … Continue reading

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Early Literacy Resources

Early Literacy Components Phonological Awareness: the ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words Print Conventions/Awareness: knowing that print has meaning, how to handle a book, direction of print, environmental print Letter Knowledge: knowing that the same … Continue reading

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Babies In Bloom: Phonological Awareness

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! Today’s early literacy skill is Phonological Awareness. Housekeeping: … Continue reading

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