Posts in “early-literacy” (163)

The month of September happens to be the birth month of many children’s book authors and illustrators who have created wonderful books for preschoolers. Celebrate their lives and classic… continue reading

By Ruth G.   September 9, 2013    1

It’s back-to-school month! Your young child may be starting preschool for the first time this September. Help your preschooler get excited, or calm his or her worries, with these books… continue reading

By Ruth G.   September 4, 2013    2

Is your child expecting a baby sister or baby brother at any minute? Are you wondering how to bring up the topic with a preschooler, or is your first or second grader wondering how babies are… continue reading

By Joel N.   August 12, 2013   

It's the first of the month and time for a new Early Literacy Calendar from the Free Library of Philadelphia's children's librarians! This month's calendar is once again full of… continue reading

By Andrea Z.   August 1, 2013   

July is National Ice Cream Month! Celebrate with your favorite “scoop” of Children’s books all about ice cream. Here are a few suggestions: Infants and toddlers will enjoy… continue reading

By Susan B.   July 24, 2013    1

July is a month full of celebrations. In the United States, the most popular day in July is Independence Day, July 4th, when we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the… continue reading

By Susan B.   July 1, 2013   

June is Great Outdoors Month, the perfect time to get outside with your little one, enjoying the beautiful late spring/early summer weather. It can be as simple as a walk around the neighborhood.… continue reading

By Megan W.   June 5, 2013    2

May is here with its blossoming trees and warm, elongated days that make for the most enjoyable bike rides. Did you know that May is National Bike Month? It's a great time of the year to… continue reading

By Kate E.   May 5, 2013    1

April is National Poetry Month! Sharing poems and songs with your preschool-aged children helps get them ready to read. Nursery rhymes and nonsense verse are especially great in the way they… continue reading

By Sarah S.   April 8, 2013    2

Something scary is creeping up behind you… Getting closer every day… It’s HALLOWEEN! And if you’re anything like me, you’re putting off costumes until the last… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 19, 2012   

Is your little one feeling sniffly and sneezy? Come check out some of these books, and you'll be sure to feel better soon! Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman Poor old… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 9, 2012   

Did you know that May 23rd is World Turtle Day? Since 1990, the American Tortoise Rescue has designated this date to "bring attention to turtle conservation issues and highlightn ways each of… continue reading

By Sarah S.   May 18, 2012    2

It may seem obvious – but wordless picture books are books with no words! Since there is no text, wordless picture books are a great way to share books with children -- you… continue reading

By Rachel F.   May 15, 2012    4

Celebrate Children’s Book Week at Your Library Next week, May 7 to 13, is the longest running literacy initiative in the United States, Children’s Book Week . Every year, we celebrate… continue reading

By Sarah S.   May 2, 2012    1

You've asked for 'em, now we've got 'em: interactive, talking ebooks for children! TumbleBooks is "an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 8, 2012    1

One of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s best and brightest Children’s Librarians can be found at the Independence Branch at 18 South 7 th Street, a neighborhood rich in culture and… continue reading

By Sarah S.   January 5, 2012    3

Calling all parents and caregivers! Want to learn some new techniques for fostering literacy skills in young children? Consider registering for the Books Aloud! program. This… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 20, 2011    4

Raising a Reader--Phonological Awareness Are you trying to raise a reader? One of the key skills young children develop on their way to reading success is phonological awareness, or the ability to… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 21, 2011    2

Are you trying to raise a reader ? Even babies and toddlers who can’t talk yet are learning skills that will make them better and more enthusiastic readers. By inspiring and encouraging… continue reading

By Sarah S.   April 19, 2011    3

Narrative skills-- the ability to tell or retell a story, or to narrate a series of events --are key pre-literacy skills that every child needs in order to become a motivated and successful… continue reading

By Sarah S.   April 5, 2011