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a snowy day storytime

Our storytime theme today was snow, and the early literacy spotlight was on print motivation.   We read A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann, Snowballs by Lois Ehlert, and Bob’s Vacation by Dana Rau.   We sang several songs, including One Little Two Little Snowflakes and the Snowkey Pokey, and we dressed Teddy for winter.

The adults discussed print motivation and ways to encourage the development of that skill at home.   I explained to the adults how having their child say a repeated phrase with them as they read a book helps keep the child involved in the story, which is a great way to support print motivation.  Also, this repetition helps make books more predictable, and young readers love knowing what comes next.  I also reminded parents to talk with their child about the books that they read together, as this helps children link the stories they read to their everyday life, and helps them use what they know about the world to make sense out of stories.

Everyone got a pretty paper snowflake to take home as a reminder of our storytime fun.

Lane Library book information here:

Kitten Tale


Bob’s Vacation

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