Five Candles

February 5, 2009 on 10:18 am | In 2's and 3's, Adult Aside, Age Levels, Blogroll, Example Aside, Fingerplays and Rhymes, Phonological Awareness | No Comments

Five Candles
Five candles on a birthday cake
Five, and not one more.
You may blow one candle out,
[make blowing sound and motion]
And that leaves four!
Four candles on a birthday cake
There for all to see.
You may blow one candle out,
[make blowing sound and motion]
And that makes three!
Three candles on a birthday cake
Standing straight and true.
You may blow one candle out,
[make blowing sound and motion]
And that leaves two!
Two candles on a birthday cake
Helping us have fun.
You may blow one candle out,
[make blowing sound and motion]
And that leaves one!
One candle on a birthday cake
We know its task is done.
You may blow this candle out,
[make blowing sound and motion]
And that leaves none!
Early Literacy Aside–Example: Rhyming words are an important step in early literacy. They will help your children distinguish words in the same family with the same vowel and ending sounds. This will help your children when they learn to sound out words to read.

 

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Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

February 5, 2009 on 9:58 am | In 2's and 3's, Adult Aside, Age Levels, Background Knowledge--Book/Story--Print Motivation, Books, Example Aside, Storytime Component | No Comments

Our next book is Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney.
Early Literacy Aside–Example: This is my favorite book from my son’s early years. We would read this one every night and we both knew the book word for word. Having a positive interaction with books and reading is an example of print motivation, helping children to associate reading with enjoyment.
Submitted by Karri Marshall, Lane (OH) Public Libraries

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Five Little Kittens Rhyme

February 5, 2009 on 9:54 am | In 2's and 3's, 4's and 5's, Adult Aside, Age Levels, Background Knowledge--Book/Story--Narrative Skills, Example Aside, Fingerplays and Rhymes, Storytime Component | No Comments

Say the rhyme together. Act out the lyrics.
Five Little Kittens
Five little kittens sleeping on a chair
One rolled off, leaving four there.
Four little kittens, one climbed a tree
To look in a birds nest; then there were three.
Three little kittens wondered what to do.
One saw a mouse, and then there were two.
Two little kittens playing near a wall.
One little kitten chased a red ball.
One little kitten with fur soft as silk,
Left all alone to drink a dish of milk.

Early Literacy Aside–Example: We are acting out the lyrics. After we do it a few times, I will see if the children can help me recall the actions and say the rhyme themselves. This is a form of narrative skills, saying the rhyme in order and using the actions to help them recall it, a first step in later understanding what they read.

Submitted by Anna Hancock, Cincinnati (OH) Public Library

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Penguins by Liz Pichon

February 5, 2009 on 9:42 am | In 2's and 3's, 4's and 5's, Adult Aside, Age Levels, Books, Example Aside, Storytime Component, Vocabulary | No Comments

[New words in this book: activities, camera lens, grinning, waddle, amazing, developed]
Listen to the interesting words in this book as I read it.
Read the book.
Early Literacy Aside–Example: Hearing new words in books helps your child learn lots of words and the more vocabulary they learn the more they will understand what they will read.

Submitted by Lou Ann Studer, Lebanon (OH) Public Library

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Print Motivation

February 5, 2009 on 9:39 am | In 0 to 2, 2's and 3's, 4's and 5's, Adult Aside, Age Levels, Background Knowledge--Book/Story--Print Motivation, Books, Empower Aside, Explain Aside, Storytime Component | No Comments

Early Literacy Aside–Explain: Our Early Literacy Tip of the Day is on print motivation or showing children how to love books. You know that kids love to read the same book over and over. This is how children learn, so go ahead and read Dora the Explorer or their favorite book one more time. Your kids will love you for it.
Early Literacy Aside–Empower: As you leave, please pick up a book from the table and read it with your child. If for some reason your child is not interested, don’t force it on her. Find something she is interested in or wait until your child is ready to listen. It’s OK to not finish a book! Don’t make it a chore that needs to be done.

Submitted by Kim Connett, Marion (OH) Public Library

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Bear Feels Scared by Karma Wilson

February 5, 2009 on 9:28 am | In 2's and 3's, 4's and 5's, Adult Aside, Age Levels, Background Knowledge--Book/Story--Print Motivation, Books, Storytime Component | No Comments

Early Literacy Aside–Explain: Our early literacy tip today is on print motivation, ways to develop your children’s interest and enjoyment of books and reading. Children who enjoy being read to are more likely to stick with learning to read even if it is hard for them.
Early Literacy Aside–Example:
Bear Feels Scared is one of my favorite books. It is part of the “Bear” series by Karma Wilson. A couple of weeks ago, we shared Bear Snores On which is by this same author. I also like the illustrations by Jane Chapman.
Early Literacy Aside–Empower: Reading your favorite books makes your home storytimes so much more enjoyable for both you and your kids. You are helping to develop their print motivation.

Submitted by Kim Connett, Marion (OH) Pubic Library

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Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley

February 5, 2009 on 9:20 am | In 2's and 3's, 4's and 5's, Adult Aside, Age Levels, Books, Empower Aside, Example Aside, Explain Aside, Phonological Awareness, Storytime Component | No Comments

Early Literacy Aside–Explain: We are going to have fun playing with sounds today, reading stories with sound words. Playing with sounds helps develop phonological awareness which will help your child learn to hear the smaller sounds in words.
Read book emphasizing sound words like crunch and munch. Then I go back to some pages and have the children say the words with me, again emphasizing different sounds.
Early Literacy Aside–Example: Hearing and learning sound words like splish-splash is an enjoyable way of learning phonlogical awareness and will help your children later hear smaller sounds in words.
Early Literacy Aside–Empower: At home, play with sound words, like splish-splash in the bath, crunch-munch at snack, and exaggerate how you are saying words to practice hearing their parts.

Submitted by Carrie Burrier, Akron-Summit County (OH) Public Library

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Amazing Adventures of Bathman by Andrew Pelletier

February 5, 2009 on 9:16 am | In 4's and 5's, Adult Aside, Age Levels, Books, Example Aside, Print Concepts / Awareness, Storytime Component | No Comments

Book Introduction: Start with book upside down. Children will say to “turn it the right way”. If not, look at the upside-down book and say, “Oh I can’t read it like this, I have to turn it right side up. Read title and point out author/illustrator, running finger under the words.

Early Literacy Aside–Example:
Some of the words in this book are written in large type. I’ll be pointing to these words as I read the book. This helps your child notice the print and develop print awareness.

Submitted by Jolene Roush, Muskingum County (OH) Public Library, Dresden Branch

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