With Saroj and others.  

Playlist of early literacy tip videos, created for WebJunction by Mari Nowitz, Youth Services Librarian, Timberland Regional Library, WA This playlist is a part of WebJunction’s Supercharged Storytimes self-paced course. The research-based course helps storytime providers enhance children’s early literacy development through intentional emphasis on key early literacy concepts that promote learning. To fully benefit from this learning opportunity, please visit the WebJunction Course Catalog and enroll in the free SELF-PACED course now: https://oc.lc/supercharged-course. These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0). The Supercharged Storytimes course is funded in part by OCLC and by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [grant number RE-95-17-0085-17 https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/re-95-17-0085-17].


Saroj Ghoting, early childhood literacy expert, Opening Young Minds to the Culture of Language, presented on October 21, 2013 at Bayliss Public Library, a Superior District Library, Three short videos to assisting parents in encouraging early childhood literacy.

  1. Learn As They Grow: Early Literacy and Libraries Hennepin County (MN) Library

  2. Best Beginnings Words Count PSA from Alaska's Early Childhood Investment (click on “Words Count video”)

  3. Success Basics Videos from Kent County MI on Love, Talk Sing and Point, Count Group and Compare, Play, and Read

  4. Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, IL summary of five practices for parents/caregivers.

  5. Fred Rogers Center Early Literacy Quick Tips video clips on talking, reading, learning.

  6. Growing Readers: Helping Your Child Get Ready to Read Yamhill (OR) Reading for All Initiative.

  7. Zero to Three videos and resources on early literacy

  8. Sing with Our Kids early literacy skills videos with Nancy Steward.

  9. Songs and Fingerplays from Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy With early literacy tips.

  10. Rhymes and Fingerplays from King County (WA) Public Library.

  11. Jbrary Lots of songs and rhymes as well as storytime advice

  12. Fingerplays and sharing wordless books from Johnson County, Kansas. Some incorporate early literacy tips.

  13. Songs/Rhymes in 15 languages from Burnaby Public Library, British Columbia.
    Each presenter introduces him/herself; a fact or two on the culture as well.

  14. Rhyme Time from Carnegie Public Library of Pittsburgh (PA).

  15. From Babbling to Books: Buildng Pre-Reading Skills with Dr. Todd Risley, Sharon Ramey and Julie Washington discussing research based strategies for developing language and pre-reading skills in young children.

  16. Shared Reading for 2 - 3 Year Olds Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL).

  17. Shared Reading for 4 - 5 Year Olds Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL).

  18. Babies on Track Preview Video from Alaska Best Beginnings; to purchase DVD click.

  19. Storytime in the Library--Get Ready to Read King County (WA) Public Library What happens in storytimes for different ages and how parents can support early literacy.

  20. Linguistic Genius of Babies TED Talk by Patricia Kuhl.

  21. Science of Early Childhood Development Harvard University Center on the Developing Child with Jack Shonkoff.

  22. Experiences Build Brain Architecture Harvard University Center on the Developing Child.

  23. Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry Harvard University Center on the Developing Child.

  24. Early Language and the Brain The Economist.

  25. Media and Children Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis, University of Washington.

  26. Begin Smart Books shows parents interacting with young children around books.

  27. Teaching Content is Teaching Reading Professor Daniel Willingham, University of Virginia.

  28. Increase Your Math Knowledge Math Access for Teachers and Home Child Care Providers. Video clips explaining number sense, geometry, data probability, measurement, patterns, vocabulary, processes at preschool levels.

  29. Head Start Birthday Party Video For Windows Media For Apple

  30. Talaris Babies Learn By Testing PBS

  31. Mosholu Public Library Toddler Storytime for peer observation

  32. Peer Observation Feedback Gilda and Elaine