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Family Literacy Storytimes will help you plan value-added literacy-rich storytimes that meed the needs of the whole family. In a fun-filled environment, families new to the English language can begin family literacy before the child enters school. You will have all the tools you need to foster oral fluency in English while providing exposure to excellent children's literatFamily Literacy Storytimes will help you plan value-added literacy-rich storytimes that meed the needs of the whole family. In a fun-filled environment, families new to the English language can begin family literacy before the child enters school. You will have all the tools you need to foster oral fluency in English while providing exposure to excellent children's literature. Each of the 25 themed storytime plans includes an outline for a 30 minute program designed to help parents and children learn together. Each theme includes an annotated list of recently published picture books selected to help you teach the American Library Association's (ALA) six pre-literacy skills. Using the many extended learning activities, games, original songs, parent handouts, craft patterns, and storytelling aids in this book, you can give parents the tools they need to be their child's bsst teacher....

Title : Family Literacy Storytimes: Readymade Storytimes Suitable for the Whole Family
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ISBN : 9781555706715
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 169 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Family Literacy Storytimes: Readymade Storytimes Suitable for the Whole Family Reviews

  • Esti
    2019-02-19 22:37

    This book, designed to promote early literacy skills in children through public library storytime activities that engage the whole family. The first part of the book gives an overview of implementing these practices and the rationale behind them as well as further resources for librarians. Specific attention is given to working with impoverished families, whose children are most at risk for underdeveloped literacy skills. There are also suggestions for engaging parents for whom English is not a familiar language, who will gain fluency as they help their children learn. The second part gives detailed storytime plans, including related activities, rhymes, and images that can be incorporated into the events. Lots of emphasis is placed on parental interaction, and many activities are designed to be taken and performed at home, continuing the experience for both parent and child. The storytime plans are occasionally a bit dull, but can easily be tailored to the community and library for a more engaging time. Each one includes books suggestions and a list of the prereading and cognitive skills the stories and activities address. This is a worthwhile book, especially for libraries working with many low-income families, and will encourage families to take an active role in their children's literacy development. Recommended for children's librarians who do programming for children under 5.Tags: library programming, storytime, children's literacy, parental involvement, low-income families, cognitive development, pre-reading, storytime plans, storytime activities, baby-5 years old

  • Lisa
    2019-03-03 03:20

    The concept was great and I liked the fingerplays. The actual sample story time section was disappointing. The organization was also a little confusing as the sample story times were in the back of the book, behind the flannelboards. Personally, I would skip buying this title and just interloan it.