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Raising Kids Who Love to Read: Resources for Parents

Beyond Bedtime Stories
Beyond Bedtime Stories A Parent's Guide to Promoting Reading, Writing, and Other Literacy Skills From Birth to 5 By Bennett-Armistead, V. Susan (Book - 2007 ) J PARENT372.41 BENNETT Available in some locations

Annotation:How parents can encourage literacy in their preschool children by providing activities that promote reading, writing and communication.

Bringing the Story Home
Bringing the Story Home The Complete Guide to Storytelling for Parents By Lipkin, Lisa (Book - 2000 ) J PARENT649.58 LIPKIN Available in some locations

Annotation:Offering over 100 activities, this book teaches parents how to incorporate stories into their 3- to 10- year-olds lives, thereby teaching family history, moral lessons, and a heightened sense of identity and belonging.

The Book Whisperer
The Book Whisperer Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child By Miller, Donalyn (Book - 2009 ) 372.6 MILLER Available in some locations

Annotation:A teacher shares her teaching methods and provides a list of recommended children’s books.

Creating Readers
Creating Readers Over 1000 Games, Activities, Tongue Twisters, Fingerplays, Songs, and Stories to Get Children Excited About Reading By Schiller, Pamela Byrne (Book - 2001 ) J PARENTS 372.4 SCHILLE 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:The basic blocks of reading are addressed in this resource that provides teachers and parents with the tools to teach pre-reading skills with over 1,000 activities, games, fingerplays, songs, poems, and more.

Games for Reading
Games for Reading Playful Ways to Help your Child Read By Kaye, Peggy (Book - 1984 ) 649.58 KAYE Available in some locations

Annotation:This resource is full of games! Games that train the eye to see patterns of letters, games that train the ear so a child can sound out words, games that awaken a child’s imagination and creativity, and games that provide the right spark to a child’s enthusiasm for reading.

Games With Books
Games With Books 28 of the Best Children's Books and How to Use Them to Help your Child Learn--from Preschool to Third Grade By Kaye, Peggy (Book - 2002 ) J PARENT028.534 KAYE Available in some locations

Annotation:For each book, the author provides a summary and then offers three to four games that will keep kids entertained while they are practicing valuable reading, writing, and math skill. The games require few materials and can easily be played at home.

Great Books About Things Kids Love
Great Books About Things Kids Love More Than 750 Recommended Books for Children 3 to 14 By Odean, Kathleen (Book - 2001 ) J PARENT011.62 ODEAN Available in some locations
Great Books for Babies and Toddlers
Great Books for Babies and Toddlers More Than 500 Recommended Books for your Child's First Three Years By Odean, Kathleen (Book - 2003 ) J PARENT028.162 ODEAN Available in some locations
Great Books for Boys
Great Books for Boys More Than 600 Books for Boys 2 to 14 By Odean, Kathleen (Book - 1998 ) J PARENT028.1624 ODEAN Available in some locations
Great Books for Girls
Great Books for Girls More Than 600 Books to Inspire Today's Girls and Tomorrow's Women By Odean, Kathleen (Book - 1997 ) J PARENT028.1624 ODEAN Available in some locations
Growing A Reader From Birth
Growing A Reader From Birth Your Child's Path From Language to Literacy By McGuinness, Diane (Book - 2004 ) 372.4 MCGUINN Available in some locations

Annotation:An essential guide to understanding children’s language from the first days of babbling through a five-year-old’s mastery of reading. Seasoned researcher McGuinness reviews the latest findings on just how much infants, toddlers, and preschoolers know and are capable of expressing from the early months on.

How to Get your Child to Love Reading
How to Get your Child to Love Reading By Codell, Esmé Raji (Book - 2003 ) 028.55 CODELL Available in some locations

Annotation:Blending her experience as both a teacher and a parent with a passion for children’s literature, Codell presents this indispensable resource for parents that puts kids on the road to reading. Includes fun-filled activities that emphasize excitement and book recommendations on a variety of subjects.

The Parent's Guide to Storytelling
The Parent's Guide to Storytelling How to Make up New Stories and Retell Old Favorites By MacDonald, Margaret Read (Book - 2001 ) J PARENT649.58 MACDONA Available in some locations

Annotation:This is an excellent resource for parents or caretakers who simply want to tell bedtime stories; but this is also a good introductory book for anyone wishing to embark on the path of professional storytelling.

Raising Bookworms
Raising Bookworms Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment By Hamilton, Emma Walton (Book - 2009 ) 649.58 HAMILTO Available in some locations

Annotation:Several creative strategies, tips, and activities are listed to help young people discover the joy and empowerment of reading.

The Read-aloud Handbook
The Read-aloud Handbook By Trelease, Jim (Book - 2006 ) J PARENT 372.452 TRELEAS Available in some locations

Annotation:Since its initial publication in 1979, this acclaimed reference has informed parents and teachers of the importance of reading aloud to their children. This editions features lists of more than 12,000 titles, from picture books to novels, that are great for reading aloud.

Read It! Play It!
Read It! Play It! By Oppenheim, Joanne (Book - 2004 ) J PARENT649.5 OPPENHE Available in some locations

Annotation:This resource gives the "how" and "why" for doing activities that are the essential foundations for school success; language and phonics games; storytelling and writing ideas; music and active physical games; and art, math, science, and cooking projects.

Read to Me
Read to Me Raising Kids Who Love to Read By Cullinan, Bernice E. (Book - 2000 ) J PARENT649.58 CULLINA Available in some locations

Annotation:Full of tips, facts, and reassurances for busy parents and families, this accessible and informative guidebook clearly lays out the steps to ensure a love of reading at every age. This revised edition includes an updated list of suggested read-aloud books.

Reading Magic
Reading Magic Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever By Fox, Mem (Book - 2008 ) J PARENT649.58 FOX Available in some locations

Annotation:A respected literacy expert and bestselling author shows how bonding through books will help children learn to read before beginning school.

Story Stretchers for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
Story Stretchers for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos Experiences, Activities, and Games for Popular Children's Books By Raines, Shirley C. (Book - 2002 ) J PARENT372.4 RAINES Available in some locations

Annotation:A book that offers numerous activities as well as a wealth of information about emergent literacy and the role books play in this critical time. Sections on "making the right selections" and "techniques for reading books" will be especially valuable to all adults interested in promoting age-appropriate material.

Storytime Action!
Storytime Action! 2,000+ Ideas for Making 500 Picture Books Interactive By Bromann, Jennifer (Book - 2003 ) JPARENT 027.6251 BROMANN 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Themes, props and crafts are listed to enhance the reading experience for children.

What to Read When
What to Read When The Books and Stories to Read With your Child and All the Best Times to Read Them By Allyn, Pam (Book - 2009 ) 649.58 ALLYN Available in some locations

Annotation:Advice on how to choose appropriate titles for young children and techniques for reading aloud effectively.

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Learn the art of storytelling to encourage a love of reading and lifelong learning for your child! Find out about activities that you can share with your child to help improve literacy and communication skills. The more your child embraces reading, the more likely that he or she will succeed in school and in life.


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