Oh no! Watch out! It's a tiger! Where is that big cat? This is a very lively read-aloud for all ages, but especially ages 3 and up.
Mr. Magee and his little dog Dee pack up the camper and go on the road. A trip to the forest up a hill with a beautiful view. All is quiet and peaceful until a bear wanders in who wants their marshmallows! A fun rhyming read-aloud for all ages.
When a boy moves into a new neighborhood he devises a way to meet new people and make new friends. Neville!? Where did he go? A fun read-aloud for ages 4 and up.
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One of the first early literacy skills to develop is print motivation. Print motivation is a child's interest in and enjoyment of books. Parents can cultivate this skill early on by reading to their infants. Even though they aren't able to follow the story, they still very much enjoy hearing their parent's voice. If children witness their parents enjoying reading, they learn to...Read more
At some point in early childhood, children realize that letters are different from each other. They learn to recognize all letters, in both lower and upper cases. They learn the name of each letter and what sound accompanies each letter. This process is known as letter knowledge. This skill can be developed by every day reading and writing activities such as playing with alphabet letters on a refrigerator, reading and pointing out...Read more
Print awareness is noticing print everywhere! Print awareness is knowing that the squiggly lines on a page symbolize something meaningful. Print awareness is the knowledge that writing in English is read from left to right and that the text flows from the top of the page to the bottom. Another aspect of print awareness is being familiar with how a book works; that books have covers, and pages to be turned, left to right....Read more
Vocabulary is simply knowing the names of things. Words and their meanings are the building blocks of literacy development. The more words a child knows, the easier it will be for him or her to understand what they read. A parent can help their child build vocabulary by exploring different types of books, formats, and subjects in both fiction and non-fiction. As unfamiliar words are encountered, the parent and the child can sound them out...Read more
The teen advisory board of the UAPL recently sponsored a poetry contest for grades K-12. The winner of the K-4 Division was Graci J. Here's Graci's winning poem:
Over the Rainbow
Over the Rainbow where the stars shine shine bright.
Over the Rainbow where there is no fright.
Where the sun is shining,
the clouds are no longer crying.
That's where I...Read more
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Join our Youth Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.
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Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children 0-24 months and their caregivers.When?10/06/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45amWhere?Miller Park Branch Library
For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time.... (full entry)When?10/06/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45amWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
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