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Storytimes for Everyone! Developing Young Children’s Language and Literacy
Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting and Pamela Martin-Díaz
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1169-3
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $52.00
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296 pages
7" x 10"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1169-3
Year Published: 2013
AP Categories: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, Z
Recognizing that informed, caring adults are critical to supporting early literacy development, Storytimes for Everyone! builds on the concepts introduced in the second edition of the Every Child Ready to Read® initiative to offer practical suggestions for incorporating early literacy information and strategies into the storytime setting. Early literacy experts Ghoting and Martin-Díaz, coauthors of the best-selling Early Literacy Storytimes @ your library® demonstrate how parents and caregivers, children with their eyes and minds wide open, and the storytime presenter can come together to create a storytime that is informative and, most of all, fun. Presenting a variety of songs, projects, and activities, their book
  • Explains how young children develop knowledge critical for reading comprehension
  • Discusses five vital storytime practices (singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing), which adults can be taught to use at home
  • Presents dozens of storytimes for babies/toddlers, twos, and preschoolers, that engage adults while keeping their children in focus
  • Addresses how young bilingual children acquire language, the use of science and math in storytimes, and other current research
This book can be used at the library, at home, or anywhere else storytimes take place.

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About the Authors

Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting is an Early Childhood Literacy Consultant. A children's librarian for more than 30 years, Ghoting is the coauthor of the best-selling Early Literacy Storytimes @ your library, and one of the national trainers for the "Every Child Ready to Read @ your library" program, an early literacy initiative co-sponsored by the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children. She received her BA from Oberlin College (OH) and her MLS from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter at @sghoting.

Pamela Martin-Díaz is currently Shawnee Branch Manager in the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN and chair of PLA’s Services to Preschool Children and Their Caregivers Committee. For more than 25 years, she has worked with children, youth, and families in public libraries. She was instrumental in writing an early literacy grant (funded by the Lilly Foundation) to establish early literacy centers in branches and for materials to help parents promote letter and sound awareness with their children. She earned her MLS from the University of Chicago.

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