Books and Literacy Tips for Babies & Toddlers
This webinar is for anyone who works with children ages zero up through age three. There will be brief information on brain research, followed by developmental characteristics of babies and toddlers and why considerations of ages and stages are important in book selection and program planning. Recommended types of books will be suggested and early literacy tips to emphasize at storytimes based on the five practices of the “Every Child Ready to Read” Project will be highlighted.
Presenter: Sue McCleaf Nespeca, Kid Lit Plus Consulting has presented over 500 workshops/trainings around the US on topics related to children’s literature and early and family literacy. As one of the original five trainers for the first edition of the “Every Child Ready to Read” Project and also a trainer for the second edition, she moderates the project’s Facebook page.
1. Participants will hear about 15 developmental characteristics each for the first and second year of a child’s life and understand how they affect book selection & program planning.
2. Participants will learn about five different types of books that are good picks for babies and five different types of books that are good picks for toddlers.
3. Participants will understand how to take the five practices of the “Every Child Ready to Read” Project (talk, sing, read, write and play) and highlight early literacy tips for babies and toddlers.
- Thursday, March 5, 2020
- 1:00pm - 2:00pm