Beyond Storytime: Creative Ways to Support Early Literacy in the Children’s Department and The Home

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Event Type
Continuing Education - Webinar
Event Category
Professional/Personal Development
Resource Sharing
CEU Hours
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Target Audience

All library staff serving children and their caregivers



Storytime is an excellent way to support children's developing early literacy skills, but not all children attend storytime! What can you every day to help families read, write, sing, talk, and play together in the library and at home? And why should you?


In this program, we'll talk about how your existing youth services programs and services already support early literacy, then practice using an easy “remixing” tool to help you identify new strategies--targeted to your needs--to boost the early learning potential in your children's department.


Learning Objectives:

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate rationales for expanding support for early literacy beyond storytime

  • Recognize the early literacy components of existing programs and services for children and their caregivers

  • Use a "remixing" brainstorming strategy to identify new early learning opportunities in your library

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