Long school day!? Need to relax and have some fun?Stop by the West End Library every Wednesday at 4 p.m. for a tween & teen movie screening of the most popular and newest movie releases. The first movie screening will be Wednesday, May 2, with The Adventures of Tintin.
Early Literacy Tip:Print Motivation: Having an interest in and an enjoyment of books.Read your child's favorite book again and again. Sometimes as you read, pause and ask your child if they understand the story, if not, explain.Baby/Toddler Story Time
Early Literacy Tip:Read aloud with your child every day. Talk about the stories you read to make them more meaningful to your child. Children will learn about books and print, for example: we read the words, rather than the pictures, from left to right, and from the front of a book to the back. Print ConceptsBooks We Read:Baby/Toddler Fiddle-i-fee by Jakki Wood
Early Literacy Aside: Singing songs together not only helps with phonological awareness, hearing sounds, but they also are an enjoyable way to start developing expressive language, talking! Young children repeat what we say. This is the first step for them to express their own thoughts. Songs like this one, Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, have a repeated phrases which makes it easier for toddlers to learn. Let’s try it. Song: "Five Little Monkeys" Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.