Presentation on theme: "Childrens Spaces, Family Places: Early Literacy Environments in Your Library Dana Bjerke, Joanna Redman, Kelly Wussow Hennepin County Library."— Presentation transcript:
Childrens Spaces, Family Places: Early Literacy Environments in Your Library Dana Bjerke, Joanna Redman, Kelly Wussow Hennepin County Library
So whats the big picture?
Early literacy: connecting kids with parents, helping parents prepare kids for school print awareness print knowledge phonological awareness letter knowledge vocabulary narrative skills
Early literacy Play, play, play!
Come, Stay and Return Parent Child Interactions
What are the logistics? Curiosity Interaction Age appropriate Scale
Once Upon a Time …or, how we began…
Whats for Lunch? Youll discover all sorts of new words when you cook with your child. What sorts of fantastic meals can your child invent for you? Vocabulary means knowing the names of things.
Stupendous Stairs Whats going on upstairs and downstairs?
Words, Words, Words …Stuck on the floor and so much more
What is your Actual Size?
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree …and fun with magnets
Gnomes, dogs, toast and more!
Evolution of a table
The natural hangout...the kitchen
Perfect puppet stage
The Bathroom? Yes, Indeed!
The cold laminate that we use at our library - Vistafoil 24 x mil. Glossy – can be found at these places: - product number L product number P Prices vary according to order size. Alternate sizes are available.
Dana Bjerke Youth Services Librarian Hennepin County Library Ridgedale Area Library Ridgedale Drive Minnetonka, MN Kelly Wussow Early Literacy Specialist Hennepin County Library 300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, Minnesota Joanna Redman Youth Services Librarian Hennepin County Library Plymouth Community Library tth Ave N Plymouth, MN