ERIC Number: ED389319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Literate Beginnings: Programs for Babies and Toddlers.
Jeffery, Debby Ann
While librarians have traditionally provided story times for 3- to 5-year olds and more recently for toddlers, it is important to introduce children to books and libraries at an even earlier age. Young children's intellectual development is faster than that of any other age group. This book is a guide to developing library programs for babies and toddlers. The first part of the book discusses planning, presenting, and evaluating programs, as well as tips for success; selecting and presenting picture books, oral rhymes, literature and activities; and using alternate media, such as live music, audiotape recordings, videos and film. Fifty-two activity sheets (one for each week of the year) are provided; they incorporate songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and recommended picture books. The book also addresses such practical issues as first-program jitters, handling unruly toddlers, and coping with burnout. A subject guide to the activities, a bibliography of picture books, further reading and resources, and multilingual multicultural resources are provided. (AEF)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Libraries, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Guidelines, Infants, Learning Activities, Library Planning, Library Services, Picture Books, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Toddlers
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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