Tag 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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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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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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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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Family Storytime: Transportation & Background Knowledge

Families with young children enjoy a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building early literacy skills. (Ages five and under) The thing that is different about Family Storytime is that you never know who you are going … Continue reading

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