Baker & Taylor Provides complete library programs for babies that focus on the importance of singing, speaking, and reading in the earliest months.
Book News This guide for children's librarians describes activities designed to promote fondness for the library and a love of language in babies as young as three months old. Included are ten activities for babies, five for pre-walkers, and five for walkers. The bibliography lists picture books, rhyme collections, and recordings suitable for very young children. Marino is Head of Children's Services at the Scarsdale Public Library in New York. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Blackwell North Amer Library reading programs for very young children have blossomed across the nation over the last decade, encouraging in toddlers a fondness for the library and an excitement for the books to be found there. In an effort to promote a love of language in babies as young as three months old, scores of early childhood initiatives are beginning to sprout as well. Aimed at children's librarians who work with infants and toddlers and their parents, this librarian-tested sourcebook provides ten ready-to-use activities for babies, five for pre-walkers, and five for walkers. Marino includes rhymes involving body movement, songs, fingerplays, circle games, and books in ways that teach parents how to interact with their young children while enriching language development and enhancing listening capabilities in the babies. Several of the rhymes are repeated in a separate section to help librarians and others in charge of children's programs present parents and caregivers with the tools they need to use rhymes and activities at home, in the car, or whenever and wherever they wish. A helpful bibliography lists some of the best picture books to use with babies and toddlers, rhyme collections, and numerous recordings that are suitable for very young children.
Rowman and Littllefield This librarian-tested sourcebook provides complete programs that spotlight the value and necessity of singing, speaking, and reading to babies in their earliest months. Ten ready-to-use programs are divided for their intended audience; five for 'pre-walkers' and five for walkers. Marino combines rhymes involving body movement, songs, fingerplays, circle games, and books in ways that teach interaction skills with young children and help to enrich their language and enhance their listening capabilities.