Children's Literature · Early Childhood Literacy

First Board Books for a Newborn’s Little Library

Any books are great books for newborns as their tiny eyes and fingers begin to explore our world. In fact,¬†words are where it's really at, so reading from your favorite books and magazines are also great ways to interact with your baby and get them used to the cadences of the language(s) they will grow… Continue reading First Board Books for a Newborn’s Little Library

Early Childhood Literacy · Technology

Bring Appiness Home – One Library’s Bibliography

I wish I could join and engage with every family that sat down at the iPads. I could encourage co-play and talking and--wait. Every family? Mmm...I take that back. But as a dutiful librarian, I know that there is a passive way to provide reference to the families I miss: bibliography time! *Cue C+C Music… Continue reading Bring Appiness Home – One Library’s Bibliography

Early Childhood Literacy · Technology · Youth Materials · Youth Services

Early Literacy iPads–Implementation, Public Response, & Upkeep

And she looked upon her creature, all the potential good and all the bad it might bring, and she screamed, "IT'S ALIVE!" and then she went to the settings and couldn't find the restrictions and when she finally had she forgot the password and then found some wrinkled, discarded post-it note with the password then… Continue reading Early Literacy iPads–Implementation, Public Response, & Upkeep

Early Childhood Literacy

Early Literacy Talking Points Ages 0-2

Whenever I get a chance to research I get a lil elated. To give you context, in undergrad, I studied for a semester at the Newberry Library in Chicago and wrote an 80-page-paper on the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and how the US press portrayed the Zapatista rebels. I am, without a doubt, the coolest… Continue reading Early Literacy Talking Points Ages 0-2

Early Childhood Literacy · Programs

Ya’ll Can’t Stop These Babies

Another session of Baby Bounce comes to a close and I am itching to start planning again. For my past two sessions I was working with this structure. It was an excellent framework for a freshly released graduate student because it allowed room for flexibility. It identified rhymes by what they accomplished, not by theme.… Continue reading Ya’ll Can’t Stop These Babies