The Littlest Learners connects the most recent research on emergent literacy, the skills necessary to become a reader and concrete activities that parents and caregivers can do to maximize their child’s reading readiness. The book is divided into 5 activities:1) talking with young children2) reading with young children3) playing with young children 4) exploring the world with young children5) technology tips for young childrenAll while keeping the development of emergent literacy skills in mind. Parent, teachers, librarians and caregivers of young children, ages 0 to 5 will find something useful for engaging with their child. The book contains detailed lists of board books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, play activities, field trips, web-links and much more!
Dawn R. Roginski has spent her career talking, reading, playing and teaching young children and their caregivers in preschools, daycares, libraries, and through social service agencies in her role as Early Childhood Librarian. She has continually advanced her education at Kent State University (OH) with a BS in Elementary Education, a MLIS in Library & Information Science and (in progress) a PhD in Literacy-Curriculum & Instruction.
DedicationPrefaceIntroduction: Brain BuildingChapter 1: Talk Early and Sing OftenChapter 2: Bring on the Books – Reading and WritingChapter 3: Just PlayChapter 4: A Literate Looking EnvironmentChapter 5: For Tech Savvy AdultsAppendix A: Rhymes and Lap Jogs for BabiesAppendix B: Baby and Toddler DiscographyAppendix C: 100 Picture Books to Know Before KindergartenAppendix D: Additional Information For Tech Savvy ParentsAbout the Author