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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Enriching Early Literacy Programs

Play time after toddler storytime in Bloomer
Librarians in IFLS-Land!  As part of an LSTA grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, we have been doing some work in the early childhood realm. Here are a few resources to check out:

  • Watch for a re-cap of Thursday's fun with Dr. Dipesh Navsaria and Jim Gill in future blog posts. 
  •  Don't forget to sign up for the Storytimes for Everyone workshop with Saroj Ghoting, to be held in Rice Lake on May 15.
  • I participated in a webinar, put together by Upstart, in part to promote their Very Ready Reading Program, but containing several helpful early literacy tips for storytime.  You can listen to a recording by signing in here.
  • I purchased the 0-24 month, the 2-3 year and the 4-5 year Very Ready Reading Kits for our professional collection.  They have some good sample storytimes, suggestions of literacy tips to share, and more.  They are waiting to be cataloged, but if you need to see them right away, let me know!
  • I am working on updating story kits!  Around the World, Feelings, Insects and Spiders and Rabbits all have new materials, including books, storytelling aids, and manuals.  More to come.

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