Sophie has a best friend in Bernice who just happens to be a butternut squash. They go everywhere together, even story time at the library! What happens when Bernice starts to get a little spotty and squishy?
News for Little and Big Kids
The nights are getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and pumpkins can be seen all around. It's October and what better month is there for curling up with a spooky story? Ghost stories, like carved pumpkins, come in all shapes and sizes: from funny to very, very, scary! We have compiled a list of new ghost stories below that should have appeal to our readers who want a hauntingly good tale!
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
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 together and...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.
Phonological awareness is a child’s awareness that sentences can be broken down into words, syllables and sounds. Music naturally encourages development of this pre-reading skill by allowing kids to play with language using rhythm, rhyming and repetition. Take a peek at this short video for more information:
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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.
Resources for Preschool Kids
Events for Kids & Teens
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For children ages 2-6 and their families. Young children will learn a variety of skills: rhyming, identifying sounds and letters,... (full entry)When?03/17/2014 - 7:00pm to 7:30pmWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and... (full entry)When?03/18/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45amWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
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