The Early Literacy Kit: A Handbook and Tip Cards

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$52.00
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$ 46.80
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-0999-7
Published: 
2010
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
32
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
AP Categories: 
A, C, G
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors
  • Reviews

This innovative and practical kit, put together by two well-known specialists in the field of early literacy, contains everything storytime presenters for children from birth to age five and their parents or caregivers need to spread the word about school readiness skills to adult caregivers. The kit includes

  • An accessible handbook with a resource section
  • 105 reusable tip cards with coordinated activities
  • A concise summary of important early literacy research

Ideal for program planners, this convenient resource will help you teach caregivers the developing standards by which school readiness can be achieved.

Introduction

Background

School Readiness Domains

Reaching Parents and Caregivers: Why and How

The Tip Card Facts

How to Use the Cards

A Final Word

Resources

Betsy Diamant-Cohen

Betsy Diamant-Cohen believes that the best way to learn is through play. She created and developed the nationally-replicated "Mother Goose on the Loose" (named a "National Early Literacy Best Practice" in 2015) program, for which she was awarded the 2018 Alexandre Vattermare Award for Creativity in Libraries. Betsy enjoys presenting training workshops, webinars, and online courses for librarians. Member of the ALSC Early Childhood Services and Programs Committee, her website is www.mgol.net and Twitter handle is @MGOtL.

Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting

Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting, an early childhood literacy consultant, worked on the PLA/ ALSC initiative, Every Child Ready to Read @your library®. She implemented the program at Maryland's Montgomery County Public Library when she was early childhood services coordinator. A children's librarian since 1976, she stays in touch with public service by working at Neill Public Library (Pullman, WA) and Moscow (ID) Public Library. She received her MLS from Catholic University. Follow her on Twitter at @sghoting.

"The cards are sturdy and can be easily incorporated into a story time session or other early childhood programme. Rather than utilising all the cards, the creators have offered seven easy steps of how to prepare your programme and choose the tips to go along with it. This makes it easy for the presenter - instead of having to memorise tips or have a book of notes, he or she have a number of tip cards ready to be utilised during the session without any bulk."
--The Australian Library Journal

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