Read, Rhyme, and Romp : Early Literacy Skills and Activities for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-06-26
  • Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

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Encouraging a love of reading in young children can be a source of both great frustration and immense joy. This handy resource provides essential tips, techniques, and strategies for making early literacy development fun and inspiring a lifelong love of reading. Read, Rhyme, and Romp: Early Literacy Skills and Activities for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents explores the six basic preliteracy skills that experts agree are necessary for a young child to be ready to learn to read. Special sections within each chapter are dedicated to the specific needs of preschool teachers, parents, and librarians, making the content relevant to different settings. Recommended book lists, personal anecdotes, and literacy-rich activities combine to create an effective and accessible plan for implementing an early literacy program.

Author Biography

Heather McNeil is youth services manager for Deschutes Public Library, Bend, OR. Her published works include Libraries Unlimiteds Hyena and the Moon: Stories to Tell from Kenya and The Celtic Breeze: Stories of the Otherworld from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: From Pickled Peaches to the Moon: The Lifelong Power of Reading, Rhyming, and Rompingp. 1
Bibliographyp. 8
"I Found Just What I Wanted!": Begin with Booksp. 11
What Can You Do?: At the Preschoolp. 14
What Can You Do?: At the Libraryp. 16
What Can You Do?: At Homep. 18
Heather Recommends: 12 Interactive Picture Booksp. 22
Bibliographyp. 23
Webliographyp. 27
Wow! Words!: Learning Languagep. 29
What Can You Do?: At the Preschoolp. 32
What Can You Do?: At the Libraryp. 33
Heather Recommends: 17 Books with Unusual Words for Library Story Timep. 34
What Can You Do?: At Homep. 37
Heather Recommends: 16 Books with Unusual Words for Story Time at Homep. 38
Heather Recommends: 19 Books for Picture Book Conversation (Dialogic Reading)p. 41
Heather Recommends: 13 Books about Feelingsp. 42
Heather Recommends: A Dozen Poetry Books for the Youngp. 44
More Word Games and Activitiesp. 46
Bibliographyp. 48
Webliographyp. 53
Discographyp. 53
Print Has Purposep. 55
What Can You Do?: At the Preschoolp. 57
What Can You Do?: At the Libraryp. 58
What Can You Do?: At Homep. 58
Heather Recommends: Nine Books to Help Write a Bookp. 60
Bibliographyp. 64
Boobooshots and Other Stories of Storiesp. 67
What Can You Do?: At the Preschoolp. 68
What Can You Do?: At the Libraryp. 70
What Can You Do?: At Homep. 70
In the Classroom or at the Library: Felt Board Storiesp. 74
The Art of Storytellingp. 75
Heather Recommends: More Than 14 Folktales That Are Easy to Learnp. 76
Bibliographyp. 80
Discographyp. 82
Sing a Song, Rhyme a Rhymep. 83
What Can You Do?: At the Preschoolp. 86
Heather Recommends: 10 Games to Teach Phonological Awarenessp. 86
Heather Recommends: 13 Rhyming Books to Read Aloud in the Preschoolp. 90
What Can You Do?: At the Libraryp. 91
Heather Recommends: 18 Rhyming and Rhythm Books for Story Time Successp. 94
What Can You Do?: At Homep. 95
Heather Recommends: 16 Books for Rhyming Fun at Homep. 97
Bibliographyp. 100
Webliographyp. 103
B Is Buh and Other Alphabet Discoveriesp. 105
What Can You Do?: At the Preschool, at the Library, and at Homep. 106
Heather Recommends: 10 Simple Alphabet Books for Babyp. 106
Heather Recommends: Seven Alphabet Books for Toddlersp. 107
Heather Recommends: Nine Alphabet Books for Preschoolp. 108
A Literacy-Rich Day: 26 Ways to Celebrate the Alphabetp. 109
Still More Fun with Lettersp. 115
More Books to Celebrate Lettersp. 117
Heather Recommends: 52 Books to Celebrate the 26 Lettersp. 117
Bibliographyp. 121
Webliographyp. 124
It's Story Time!p. 125
The Welcomep. 126
The Openingp. 127
Heather Recommends: Five Books of Story Time Rhymesp. 128
The Story Songp. 131
Reading Aloudp. 133
Movement Rhymesp. 134
Heather Recommends: Nine Books of Action Songs and Rhymesp. 135
In-Betweensp. 139
Continuing onp. 139
Tickles and Lap Bouncesp. 139
Last Storyp. 139
Closing Song or Rhymep. 140
Baby Story Timep. 141
Heather Recommends: 44 Stories Just Right for Babiesp. 142
Early Literacy Tipsp. 144
Using Propsp. 146
Book Selectionp. 147
Heather Recommends: 20 Stories of Creativity and Imaginationp. 147
Heather Recommends: 14 Stories of Growing Upp. 149
Heather Recommends: 30 Stories That Make You Feel Good or Create a Moodp. 150
Heather Recommends: 25 Stories with Surprisesp. 152
Heather Recommends: 18 Stories to Make Children (and Their Care Providers) Laughp. 154
Heather Recommends: 28 Stories That Invite Participationp. 155
Heather Recommends: 17 Stories That Play with Wordsp. 157
Heather Recommends: 21 Stories of All the Worldp. 159
Bibliographyp. 170
Webliographyp. 178
What's So Important about Reading Aloud: What the Research Tells Usp. 179
The Importance of Reading Aloudp. 180
The Development of Learning to Readp. 181
Books in the Homep. 183
Language Developmentp. 185
Kindergarten Readinessp. 187
Screen Timep. 188
Bibliographyp. 191
Webliographyp. 192
Read More, Learn More: Print Resources, Websites, and Early Literacy Programsp. 193
Heather Recommends: 20 Print Resources about Early Literacy, Brain Development, and the Importance of Reading Aloudp. 193
Early Literacy Programs: 18 Places to Explore on the Webp. 202
A Parent, Two Teachers, and a Librarian: Thoughts about Early Literacyp. 211
Bibliographyp. 218
Indexp. 221
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