Singing to young children is critical. The development of phonological awareness, or the ability to hear and manipulate the smaller words in sounds, will help a child become ready to read. Song also has the power to soothe, connect and refocus. Caring adults everywhere need not be a pop star or choral genius. Even the […]
Talking is one of five activities you can incorporate into your daily routine to help your child get ready to read.
Last week, a teenager walked into the Library and asked me for books that would teach their three year-old sibling to read. Apparently, the summer project they had been charged with included getting that kid to read. I raised my right eyebrow, as I do, and said, “Let’s go for a walk.” We talked about […]
Seeing diverse experiences represented in books helps children to explore their own identities and develop empathy for others.
In the world of early literacy skills, simply singing books can gain the attention of young toddlers and other children while promoting phonological awareness.
Children’s Specialists at the Carnegie Library developed a pilot program of bilingual storytimes in a way that grew volunteer partnerships and served speakers of world languages.