Bellevue Public Library!
I am pleased you have joined us for storytime. Whether you attend every week or sporadically, I hope you will come away having enjoyed sharing stories, songs and activities with your infant!
Nationally-known author and teacher Maren Schmidt says “The road to reading begins at birth, not at kindergarten or first grade. Reading is being able to understand written language. Written language is based entirely on the spoken word.” Each Baby & Me Storytime includes activities that support one or more of the five early literacy practices identified as essential in helping your child develop the skills they need before they can learn to read. The five practices – singing, talking, reading, playing and writing –were developed for Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library, an initiative of the Association for Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).
I invite you to visit my blog (http://StoriesRhymesAndSingalongTimes.blogspot.com) to see an overview of each week’s storytime, including the words to all our songs, poems, fingerplays and rhyming activities.
Mrs. B. (Alice Boeckman)
Children’s Services Librarian
Bellevue Public Library