Tag Archives: Literacy

New Beginnings

New beginnings can be both exciting and scary. In the last few weeks, I’ve embarked on a major new beginning – a new job in a new city. Summer always seems to fly by. But with all of that excitement, … Continue reading

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Early Lit Tips: Under the Sea

Summer weather often brings thoughts of going to the beach. Children are often fascinated by the shells and creatures they encounter there. In honor of the recent World Oceans Day (June 8), lets learn more about animals that live under … 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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Literacy – More Important Than Ever

Because Literacy In All Its Forms Is More Important Than Ever Since I started this blog, I have often struggled to find a clear focus. As my professional experience grew and changed, my perspective and interests also changed. As I … Continue reading

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An investment in our future

We keep hearing how important it is for our children to be prepared to function in the high-tech, digital information age. But in our rush to limit government spending, we keep cutting the very programs that do the most to … Continue reading

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