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Baby Storytime Magic: Active Early Literacy Through Bounces, Rhymes, Tickles and More

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Whether you've been presenting baby storytimes for fifteen years or fifteen minutes, you probably already know that the first five years of life are key for brain development and early literacy. Many public libraries have instituted baby and toddler programs, but finding exciting materials for baby storytime that go beyond nursery rhymes can be a challenge. Baby Storytime ...more
Paperback, 106 pages
Published February 20th 2014 by ALA Editions
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Bethany
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Probably the best Baby Storytime resource I've read so far.
Great ideas for what to do for storytime, along with easy-to-understand literacy tips and explanations.
Michelle
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great resource.
D.peabody
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great resource of rhymes and storytime goodness.
Elaine Bearden
Apr 30, 2015 marked it as to-read
has some cute rhymes with scarves, etc.
Ina
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have been presenting a baby story time for over a year now. While I have no problem adapting songs and rhymes to fit this particular situation, this is a marvelous resource that focuses on early literacy. Rich with current book lists and lots of rhymes, tickles, songs and suggestions for props and flannels. There is information about baby's early development and how to use storytime to work with those rapidly developing brains. There is lots of advice and suggestions on everything from physica ...more
Paula
MacMillan, a freelance writer, American Sign Language interpreter, storyteller, and former library/media specialist and children's librarian, and Kirker, a librarian, offer ideas for infant and toddler storytime programs aimed at developing early literacy. They describe storytime issues like format, setup, and themes, then specific books and book activities; rhymes and songs; bounces and movement activities; tickles, claps, and taps; and flannelboards, magnetboards, and props. The introductory c ...more
Robin Rockman
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent resource with so many easy to learn (and remember) cute rhymes, fingerplays, tickles, etc., specifically geared towards babies. It's great for those just starting out, as well as those that need some new material.

Ashley
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lots of great ideas for a traditional baby storytime (meaning that each baby is participating with their parent or caregiver). There's enough theory to learn more about development and the role of literacy for newborns up to 1-2. I used this book primarily for the list of good baby storytime titles.
Muoy
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very useful with a great range of rhymes, songs, and literacy points.
Lonna
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite professional collection books! Tons of great lap rhymes and other ideas for baby storytime.
Chelsey
Aug 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Meh. I like the list of books to use, but the songs and rhymes were very blah. I don't think I'd use any of them.
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Kathy MacMillan is a writer, American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, signing storyteller, and avowed Hufflepuff. She writes picture books (the Little Hands Signing series, Familius Press), children’s nonfiction (She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World, Familius Press), and young adult fantasy. Her debut young adult novel, Sword and Verse (2016) was a finalist for t ...more