There are six skills that every child needs before they begin kindergarten. Print motivation is one of them. Huh? What is that. Continue reading
This year the Library of Michigan selected Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler for 2017’s Michigan Reads Program. The program shows the importance of reading Continue reading
Before children learn to read they need to develop the skills needed to be successful when they begin school. We are all about literacy development here at the library. Story Time provides both adults and kids the tools they need to encourage a love of reading. We read, sing, talk, and play — all important aspects of early learning.
But it doesn’t stop there. Continue reading
We are taking a two week break! Our regular Story Time schedule will begin again on Monday, February 20th. Why is there a Story Time break? The break allows the presenters to prepare for the next session. It is always our goal to offer the best story time experience. This takes intentional planning. Continue reading
Can screen time be story time? Yes! Used appropriately, technology can be just as effective as reading a print book. Apps and e-books, also known as digital media, offer the same benefits. We know the importance of reading to children beginning at birth. Digital media offers parents and care givers access to an online library of hundreds of books.
American Sign Language or ASL is a great way to “talk” to your baby and for baby to talk to you. Babies are able to recognize words and meanings long before they can form words. For instance, they learn to wave bye bye before they can say bye bye. So using sign language to communicate makes a lot of sense.
Did you know that using sign language helps children learn to speak sooner? Continue reading