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Reading and Interpreting Pictures Supports Reading Comprehension

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

What could your child tell you about this picture? Would she say that it is Fall? Would she predict that the family is choosing a pumpkin for Halloween?Two of the components of a child’s reading readiness are her comprehension and her interpretation. We can assist a preschool or kindergarten child with reading readiness by providing opportunities for him to read pictures and interpret them, including understanding the sequence of events….

Reading Comprehension – 8 Ways to Reinforce Your Child’s Understanding

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Try some of these strategies to help your child with reading comprehension Here are eight ways to reinforce a young child’s reading comprehension… You will also want to read our page about reading comprehension. Please click on the book covers for information about each picture book. Before opening the cover of a book, take a moment to talk about the cover art and encourage your youngster to make some predictions. Do you suppose…

Beach Fun! Beach theme picture books and printables for kids

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Whether planning a day at the beach or just back from some fun in the sun, these beach-theme picture books will be a wonderful addition to your summertime fun. Suitable for toddlers, preschool age children, kindergarten and older, these stories address important themes like fear of the water and getting outside one’s comfort zone. Whenever possible, it is very valuable to have children read books that match their experiences. These…

10 FAQs About Reading Aloud to Children

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Here are our answers to 10 frequently asked questions about reading aloud to children Simply put, reading aloud to your children will positively effect them for the rest of their lives. Reading aloud and sharing wonderful stories will make them laugh (and cry), expand their vocabulary, broaden their view of the world, teach them lessons, prepare them for formal reading instruction and create long lasting memories. Here are my answers to ten…

Reading Comprehension

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Comprehension is the most important skill in reading There are a variety of ways to support the development of comprehension skills. Some of these can begin long before a child reads independently. Make Connections We should encourage all preschool and older children to make connections between books and their own real-life experiences (a new baby in the house, having a ‘bad’ day), events (planning a birthday party, going to a zoo), people…

Speech Delay and ESL – Making Progress

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

For the past six weeks, I have been working with a four year old girl who is learning English as a second language and who has a speech delay. We meet once each week for one hour. I have been using a variety of materials and techniques to support her learning. Today I thought I would highight a few of them. Wordless Picture Books During each of our sessions, we read one or two wordless picture books. These are books that have little or no text….

Journey is Wonderful!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Journey created by Aaron Becker Wordless picture book published by Candlewick Press Wondrous, beautiful, inspiring, magical – So many words could accurately describe Journey. A wordless picture book, Journey is the story of a city-dwelling girl whose family members are occupied with chores and technology. As she sits, bored and perhaps lonely, on the front stoop, a neighboorhood boy stands nearby, holding a purple crayon. She goes inside…

Anti-Bullying posts on the Storytime Standouts Website

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Anti-Bullying Children’s Books I wanted to love this book – The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade Embracing Differences: Little Jimmy Says, “Same Is Lame” Little Kid, Big Personality: What To Do If Your Toddler Is A Bully Anti Bullying Solution: A Bug and a Wish Meet Author Karen Scheuer Meet Author Crystal Vaagen Bluebird – Notable Wordless Picture Book Leaves Room for Discussion Willow Finds a Way, a picture book about dealing with a…

Reading Aloud – 10 FAQs

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Simply put, reading aloud to your children will positively affect them for the rest of their lives. Reading aloud and sharing wonderful stories will make your children laugh (and cry). It will expand their vocabulary, broaden their view of the world, teach them lessons, prepare them for formal reading instruction and create long lasting family memories. Here are my answers to ten frequently asked questions about reading aloud to…

Me and You – A Fresh Look at Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Me and You written and illustrated by Anthony Browne Picture book published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Shortlisted for the 2011 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, Me and You is a thoughtful and thought-provoking look at the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. While on a rather boring outing with her mom, Goldilocks is distracted by a floating balloon. She follows the balloon but can’t quite catch it. Separated from her mother, she finds…

Working with a Speech Delayed Child

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

…Since late winter, I have been working with a speech delayed child. She is five years old and she will start kindergarten in September. Initially, I worked with her for one hour each week. After a month or so, her parents were delighted with her progress and they asked me to double the frequency of our sessions. Currently we meet Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for one hour….

Organizing a Personal Library

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

…This year I am determined to find the best way to organize my personal library. At the same time, I hope to “weed out” a few titles. After all, there is only so much space I can devote to picture books….

A Look at the 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal Award Winner and Honor Books

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

The Watermelon Seed written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli Picture book for beginning readers published by Disney Hyperion Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group When a charming and exuberant crocodile explains that he loves watermelon, we are utterly convinced, Ever since I was a teeny, tiny baby cocodile, it’s been my favorite. CHOMP! SLURP! CHOMP! While enthusiastically devouring his favorite fruit, the crocodile accidentally ingests…

Books for Bedtime! Special Stories to Share with Children

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Finding the perfect bedtime story can make all the difference as toddlers and preschoolers settle down for the night. In this post, we have a look at some delightful picture books that will set the tone for a good night’s sleep. In the comments, we hope you’ll let us know about your favorite books for bedtime! 10 Minutes till Bedtime written and illustrated by Peggy Rathmann Mostly wordless picture book published by G.P….

The Importance of Reading Aloud to Children

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

It is almost impossible to believe that the 2011/12 school year marks the tenth anniversary of Storytime Standouts. Indeed, I have been writing about the importance of reading aloud while introducing wonderful picture books for families for nearly a decade. My first column was dated April 2002 and included a review of Stella, Fairy of the Forest. I love letting parents and teachers know about wonderful children’s books just as much today…

Thank you for being a Member of the Storytime Standouts Community

Friday, April 20th, 2012

We hope you will enjoy Storytime Standouts’ free early childhood learning printables and that you will check out our articles about terrific new children’s books and how children learn to read. We regularly add new content to Storytime Standouts and we are proud to say that we offer more than two hundred childhood learning printables for teachers and parents. A well, we have written hundreds of posts about special children’s…

Family Literacy Program Development Part 2

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Family Literacy Program format Each session of our family literacy program began with a thirty minute “storytime” presented by a librarian. The storytime theme matched the weekly program theme. This ensured a good match between the librarian’s “storytime” and the program presented by the program facilitator. Following the “storytime,” the group learned a new rhyme or chant (in rebus form) and…

Storytime Standouts – Presenting our Highlights

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Welcome to Storytime Standouts Storytime Standouts is for parents, teachers and other caregivers who are supporting young readers and are interested in discovering great children’s books. We write about ways to support children as they learn the alphabet, learn letter sounds, start to read and embrace reading. We are enthusiastic about great children’s books and we want to share both new kids books and classics. We also focus on…

Let’s Talk About Learning to Read – Beginning with Very Young Children

Monday, March 28th, 2011

The process of learning to read begins long before children begin kindergarten. Learning to read begins when children are babies. Very young children love to learn new words and they especially like to use their voices to play with sounds. When spending time with very young children, chatting, sharing rhymes and reading aloud all contribute to reading readiness. If we take time to examine what we would like youngsters to know before they start…

How to Help a Child Read Unfamiliar Words

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

There are all sorts of ways we can help children to read unfamiliar words. When children struggle to decode an unfamiliar words, here are some strategies to suggest. Picture Clues – Almost all books for beginning and emergent readers are generously illustrated. We want children to “read” the pictures and use what they see in the illustrations to help them read the text. Encourage your child to look at the illustrations and…

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