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Early Readers, Family Reading, and Web Games

Worlds Awaiting
  • Apr 27, 2019
  • 56:47

Early Readers (3:37) Parents spend hours and hours in their young child’s life reading picture books and fostering a love for reading. As children develop that passion for books, and become more independent from parents they will need more engaging books that they can read all by themselves. That’s where early reader books come into play. Rachel has Tracy Hecht, an author who writes such books, on the phone today.  Storytime (15:48) Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or live readings of picture books or poetry. Today Rachel shares one of her favorite books "Mr. Jeremy Fisher" by Beatrix Potter. Reading in the Family (20:44) Literacy starts in the home, and has the potential to become a generational tradition. Because our parents taught us to be passionate about books, we teach our children, and then our children go on to teach future generations. It can become a wonderful cycle, but it requires work to make reading an important center in the home. We’re in studio today with Kathy Newton, a mother, grandmother, and lover of reading. Web Games (37:01) The internet is constantly changing: from how we get our news to what games we choose to play. As a parent it can be difficult to keep up with what is beneficial to our kids and what’s not. That’s why we have Lisa Cohne an education expert in the studio today to help us navigate web games for our young children. Why Music (46:12) Today we are around the Librarians' Table with Janice Bunker, Janet Bradford, and Myrna Layton to talk about why they love music. Show More...

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