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ERIC Number: ED138265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Opening the World: Motivation in the Use of Library/Media Materials.
In this paper presented at a school media staff development institute, the author discusses the motivation of children in using library/media materials, and describes picture books he has written. Friendly and responsive librarians and media specialists should create an exciting atmosphere for children in the library. Frequent library visits, accessible materials, and many activities, e.g., storytelling and book displays, can stimulate and develop children's interests. Children like to participate in running the library. Speech improvement can be encouraged through use of tape recordings. Audiovisual materials should be used in conjunction with books for stimulating, personal, and exciting experiences. Children's imaginations can be stimulated by helping them to understand their relationships to books, introducing them to writers as people, and encouraging them to create their own stories. Books create a sharing relationship between book, adult, and child. Sharing thoughts and feelings and enlightened use of books and media can encourage enthusiasm and liberate children's imaginations to facilitate learning. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services.
Authoring Institution: Harford County Public Schools, Bel Air, MD.