The Early Literacy Kit: A Handbook and Tip Cards

This innovative and practical kit, put together Betsy Diamant-Cohen and Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting, contains everything storytime presenters for children from birth to age five and their parents or caregivers need to spread the word about school readiness skills to adult caregivers. The kit includes

  • An accessible handbook with a resource section
  • 105 reusable tip cards with coordinated activities
  • A concise summary of important early literacy research

Ideal for program planners, this convenient resource will help you teach caregivers the developing standards by which school readiness   can be achieved.

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Booktalking Bonanza

Transform your booktalks to engage your audience! With multimedia infusing nearly every activity, today’s audiences from toddlers to elders expect lively, interactive presentations. Now two award-winning experts outline their kid-tested, proven models for enlivening traditional booktalks. Get up to speed with exciting media technologies like YouTube videos, online music, PowerPoint presentations, Internet resources, and audio and video from the library collection, along with food, games, puppets, and magic or science experiments. Written by Betsy Diamant-Cohen and Selma K. Levi

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Children’s Services: Partnerships for Success

Contributors from the U.S and Canada explain how they partnered with schools, community organizations, museums, businesses and other agencies to create novel experiences for children across the children’s services spectrum (preschool through middle-school). Inside this volume readers will find descriptions of innovative award-winning collaborations, such as The Read to Me Program (a family literacy project that evolved from a collaboration between an adult corrections facility and a public library), programming ideas perfect for enhancing community outreach, and inspiration to create and kick-start new initiatives.


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Crash Course in Library Services to Preschool Children

Crash Course in Library Services to Preschool Children covers all aspects of library service for preschoolers, including programming, collection management, policies and procedures, child development, dealing with caregivers, community partnerships and events, computer use, storytelling, creating a child-friendly children’s room, and working with special populations. This text is especially suited for new librarians or librarians in isolated communities, as it contains a plethora of useful hints, new ideas, and simple, helpful directions.

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