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Recent Spam Messages

It's come to my attention that some of you have received spam messages via the ECRR Ning Network. I've suspended the individual connected to the messages and I'll be monitoring the network for any continued suspicious activity. If you have a message that looks like spam, please do not open it! If you see something like this, please let me know: Dan Bostrom, dbostrom@ala.org. Thank you to everyone who reported this.

Added by Daniel Bostrom on January 13, 2015 at 10:10am — No Comments

ECRR Navajo and Spanish Fingerplay books

I would like to share our ECRR Navajo and Spanish fingerplay books - Flo Trujillo, Youth Services Coordinator, Farmington Public Library…

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Added by Flo. Trujillo on December 7, 2014 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Summary of ECRR's ALA program on using apps and eBooks

Check out this summary of ECRR's ALA program, June 28, 2014, on using apps and eBooks in early literacy programs at littleelit.com. Thank you Cen Campbell, Chip Donohue, Carisa Kluver, Naomi Smith, Besty Diamant-Cohen, and Tess Prendergast for the outstanding discussion and the wonderful resources! ECRR ALA program summary at littleelit.com 

Added by Dorothy Stoltz on July 6, 2014 at 7:23am — No Comments

Working to Implement "Every Child Ready to Read."

I am the Val Verde County Librarian in Del Rio, Texas.  We were approved for an Impact Grant.  We are working to implement "Every Child Ready to Read" with these funds.  We are new to this.  If you have advice, suggestions, etc., please communicate with me.

Thanks.

Added by Christopher Robert Kuechmann on February 12, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Every Child Ready to Read wins the Opening Minds Innovation Award for 2014

Here's Cen Campbell and Amy's Little eLit post, which they put up immediately after the announcement last night:

http://littleelit.com/2014/01/31/every-child-ready-to-read-is-the-winner-of-the-2014-opening-minds-innovation-award/

What is so wonderful is that this award is given by the Chicago Association for the Education of Young Children....not…

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Added by Judy Nelson on February 5, 2014 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Measurement tools for outreach

Hi everyone! Jefferson County Public Library (Colorado) is working on the launch of a program that will bring early literacy enhanced storytimes to targeted in-home and private daycare centers that serve low-income families. Volunteers will be recruited and trained for this purpose. They will make regular visits to the sites, offering storytimes and early literacy tips for daycare providers, as…
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Added by Robyn Lupa on December 27, 2013 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

Language Gap Study Bolsters a Push for PreK

Did you catch the latest research on the language gap that emerges as early as 18 months between the children of wealthy professionals and those of less educated parents?

I found this point to be particularly useful to share with parents:

Mr. Dickinson said he feared that some preschool teachers or parents might extract the message about the importance of vocabulary and pervert it. “The worst thing that could come out of all this interest in vocabulary,” he said, “is flash…

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Added by Sarah Hinkle on October 23, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments

Talking Points on Talking: the Power of Parent Talk in Early Childhood

You may be interested in this article on The Thirty Million Words Project which is studying the potential of using parent talk to close the school readiness divide.  Their name refers to the study from the 1990s documenting that a child born into poverty hears 30 million fewer words by age 3 than a child born to well-off parents, creating a gap in literacy preparation with implications for a lifetime.

Their curriculum for parents includes such strategies as reading to a child…

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Added by Sarah Hinkle on September 30, 2013 at 3:04pm — No Comments

A to Zoo for Apps Conversation Starter with Cen Campbell

You may want to check this out – an article, video, and blog post about an exciting program at ALA annual in June, called A to Zoo for Apps Conversation Starter with Cen Campbell.  http://littleelit.com/tag/cen-campbell/    It features the 47 minute video of the program at ALA.   Check out the 2 minute video clip of Lisa Guernsey, author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media - From…

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Added by Dorothy Stoltz on August 3, 2013 at 8:04am — No Comments

STEAM program at ALA!

Learn more about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Education and how ECRR fits into the picture.  Dr. Cheatham from Reading Is Fundamental will present the latest research followed by real life library experiences. Eva Mitnick from Los Angeles Public and Susan Anderson-Newham of Pierce County Library talk block parties, successful partnerships, and new ECRR curriculum. 

Bonus, all attendees receive a free book from Reading Is Fundamental! Hope to see you…

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Added by Christy Estrovitz on June 24, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments

The Power Of Play for Early Childhood Learning in Your Library

Do you or does a colleague want to know the what, why, and how to play in the library?  Please check out this ALSC webinar - The Power Of Play for Early Childhood Learning in Your Library with instructors, Connie Wilson, early literacy trainer, and Peg Pond, puppeteer.  This one-hour webinar will be offered  -

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013; 1 pm Eastern, Noon Central, 11 am Mountain, 10 am Pacific

Wednesday, July 17, 2013; Noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 10…

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Added by Dorothy Stoltz on June 8, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Read and Create

I do a Family Literacy activity one weekend a month in which I incorporate tips from Every Child Ready to Read.

I call these sessions "Read and Create". These programs have around 15 children registered in them. They are for ages 2-10, and they actually work for the age range, though they are best suited for children ages 3 and up. The wide age range was implemented to make the programs accessible for families with children of varying ages.

They last an hour and a half long…

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Added by Tina Dolcetti on February 26, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Science Meets Play TED Talk

Science = play? Consider this TED talk on the importance of play in exploring science when you lead your next ECRR2 science workshop or STEAM activity: http://ning.it/PRZMJd

Added by Sarah Hinkle on February 11, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments

Parent Brochure in SPANISH

The ECRR2 Parent Brochure in Spanish is now available: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=4124

Added by Saroj Ghoting on February 8, 2013 at 2:50am — No Comments

ENGLISH/NAVAJO Songs Navajo Translation by Venaya Yazzie

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

(to the tune of London Bridge)

Head, shoulders, knees and toes

Knees and toes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes

Knees and toes

Eyes, and ears and mouth and nose

Knees and toes.

Atsítsiin, awos, agod, doo kézhoozh

Agod doo akézhoozh

Atsítsiin, awos, agod, doo kézhoozh

Agod doo kézhoozh

Anáá’ doo ajaa’, doo azéé’, doo áchííh

Atsítsiin, awos, agod, doo kézhoozh

Agod doo aké tso.

Hickory…

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Added by Flo. Trujillo on December 1, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Literacy, Science and Singing

Literacy, Singing, and Science

Singing helps children hear the distinct sounds that make up a word.  This is an important early literacy skill.  Songs and science both teach new vocabulary and introduce new ideas and concepts.

PARENT TIPS

--Sing with your child in the car, on a walk, or at home.  you don't need a perfect voice, just enthusiasm.

--Encourage your child to ask questions.

--Children develop motor skills as they clap, jump,…

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Added by Flo. Trujillo on December 1, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

IMLS Survey: Lend Your Voice to Our Youngest Learners!

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is seeking your stories of successful community partnerships for a 2013 policy report on the role of early learning in public libraries.  Your stories are paramount to this report's success, no matter the size of your library or the scale of your partnerships.…



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Added by Jenna Nemec on November 6, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

ECRR Ning Approval Policy

Due to a recent round of spam, we've implemented a policy for individuals to join the Ning. All individuals must submit a request to join, which will be approved by one of the Ning administrators. Approval should be decided within 48 hours. If you are already a member of the Ning community, this will not affect your status. We hope that this will deter spammers in the future. 

Added by Daniel Bostrom on September 4, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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Recent Spam Messages

Posted by Daniel Bostrom on January 13, 2015 at 10:10am 0 Comments

It's come to my attention that some of you have received spam messages via the ECRR Ning Network. I've suspended the individual connected to the messages and I'll be monitoring the network for any continued suspicious activity. If you have a message that looks like spam, please do not open it! If you see something like this, please let me know: Dan Bostrom, dbostrom@ala.org. Thank you to everyone who reported this.

ECRR Navajo and Spanish Fingerplay books

Posted by Flo. Trujillo on December 7, 2014 at 3:21pm 0 Comments

I would like to share our ECRR Navajo and Spanish fingerplay books - Flo Trujillo, Youth Services Coordinator, Farmington Public Library…

Continue

Summary of ECRR's ALA program on using apps and eBooks

Posted by Dorothy Stoltz on July 6, 2014 at 7:23am 0 Comments

Check out this summary of ECRR's ALA program, June 28, 2014, on using apps and eBooks in early literacy programs at littleelit.com. Thank you Cen Campbell, Chip Donohue, Carisa Kluver, Naomi Smith, Besty Diamant-Cohen, and Tess Prendergast for the outstanding discussion and the wonderful resources! ECRR ALA program summary at littleelit.com 

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