Early Literacy Skills: Print Motivation (and Boogers)

by On December 12, 2013 in Childrens Books, Reading

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<a href="http://share.bookboard.com/shelves/bb_84d0348414997d6866d88/index.html?selectedBookID=72"><img style="margin-right: 15px;" alt="Richard was a Picker" src="http://bookboard.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Richard-was-a-Picker.jpg" height="150" align="left" /></a>The Bookboard guys know that this drives me bonkers: one of the most popular books in our collection is a book called <a href="http://share.bookboard.com/shelves/bb_84d0348414997d6866d88/index.html?selectedBookID=72">Richard was a Picker</a>. The theme of this book is… yup, you guessed it. Boogers. Now, one of the professional dictums of children’s librarianship is defending a child’s right to read, so I try very hard to just rejoice in the fact that our readers are reading what they enjoy. I encourage everyone to follow Betty?Rosenberg’s First Law of Reading: never apologize for your reading tastes.<!–more–>

Boogers aside, this book is really great for pointing out an early literacy skill that we call <a href="http://bookboard.com/blog/2013/03/every-child-ready-to-read-bookboard-style/">print motivation</a>. One of my favorite early literacy tips to give parents is as follows: read what you and your kids enjoy reading! If boogers inspire you to read more together and have fun while you’re doing it, then by all means, please read about boogers!

I have put together a collection of fun books for parents and kids to share together, and none of them center around boogers =). Enjoy!

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Cen is a children’s librarian in Silicon Valley, and a children’s digital services consultant at LittleeLit.com. She has driven a bookmobile, managed branch libraries, developed innovative programs for babies, young children and teens, and now helps other libraries incorporate digital media into their early literacy programming. She attended the California State Library’s Eureka Leadership Institute in 2008 and now serves on the American Library Association's ALSC Children & Technology committeetaschen.

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