Get moving! Promote multimodal literacy skills with movement in your storytimes and set little learners up for reading success.
About Lisa Bintrim
Lisa Bintrim, PhD, is the editor of LibrarySparks magazine, UpstartBooks, and The Very Ready Reading Program. In this role, she focuses on identifying and sharing innovative, engaging programs and resources for school and public libraries. Lisa has more than fifteen years of experience in communications and publishing, primarily in the fields of education and child development. She holds a doctorate of anthropology and is earning her master’s in library and information science.
Crack the code on what baby babbling really means. As babies make these noises, they’re making important progress toward language development: they’re literally finding their voice! Learn about the importance of encouraging baby babble and ways your storytime can do just that.
With countless classic tales and tens of thousands of new children’s books published each year, selecting books for storytime can seem overwhelming. We’ve got just the fix. Gain helpful hints for choosing read-aloud books for your next storytime.
In an ideal world, libraries would be able to offer an array of storytimes designed to meet the varying developmental needs of young children at different ages and stages. But, this isn’t always the case. Get tips on creating successful mixed-age storytimes for kids.
Picture books capture children’s attention while building essential literacy skills. Get started with book recommendations, resources and a library lesson plan from LibrarySparks.
See how librarians can promote early literacy skills through enriched storytimes. During these storytimes, librarians model activities that parents and caregivers can practice at home with their children to boost reading readiness.
Sue McCleaf Nespeca, a youth services librarian and early childhood education expert, has traveled across the country to train librarians in research-based best practices for early literacy learning. During her travels, she heard a common plea: How could librarians incorporate best practices into storytimes? Learn more about how Sue turned research into action with The Very Ready Reading Program.
Sound familiar? Crucial need for family literacy services. Limited resources. See how a new storytime for kids approach was the solution for a Washington library.
Solve the mystery of what books to recommend to your inquisitive young readers with these fiction and nonfiction children’s mystery book recommendations.
Start a conversation about bullying while teaching students crucial literacy skills. Get 10 children’s book recommendations and a free library lesson plan to introduce young readers to the concept of bullying.
Recent research in education, cognitive psychology and neuroscience show music and literacy go hand in hand. Find out how music is essential for building early literacy skills.