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Baby Storytime Magic: Active Early Literacy Through Bounces, Rhymes, Tickles and More
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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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
Mar 03, 2015 Paula rated it liked it
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
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.
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