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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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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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Babies in Bloom, Early Literacy Tips May 2014

Babies in Bloom… IN ACTION with Elaine Conway Early Literacy Tip (Example): Letter Knowledge, Method: Shapes/Colors (May 2014) To identify letters, children have to be able to distinguish things that are alike and different. For example, a lowercase n and … Continue reading

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Babies in Bloom: Early Literacy Tips! December 2015

Babies in Bloom… IN ACTION with Elaine Conway 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! … Continue reading

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