Tag Archives: Education

Early Lit Tips: But There Are No Words

It may not seem logical, but wordless books are actually a great way to build early literacy skills. By slowly going through the book together and talking about the pictures, a child learns how a book works. Encourage your child … Continue reading

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Making STEM Programs Work In The Library

STEM is certainly the new buzzword in library programming for children. That means a rush to create and promote STEM programming. The problem is that STEM is an educational initiative and most of the available literature is geared towards classroom … Continue reading

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Early Lit Tips: Mind Your P’s And Q’s

While harvesting peas from my small, backyard garden this morning, I was reminded of one of my favorite ABC books, LMNO Peas by Keith Baker. Alphabet books are a natural choice for the Early Literacy Practice of Writing. Writing and … Continue reading

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Simply STEM – A New Wiki For Library Programming

Many people think that the purpose of STEM education and programming is to get kids to grow up to be engineers or scientists. But the authors of STEM Lesson Essentials: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics describe the goal of … Continue reading

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Early Lit Tips: Let’s Go Bananas!

So often adults describe active children as little monkeys. Let’s celebrate that energy and fun-loving attitude with some of my favorite monkey books and rhymes. These books are great read alouds and lend themselves to multiple early literacy practices, but … Continue reading

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