Originally presented May 4, 2011
Dr. Susan B. Neuman, professor in educational studies, University of Michigan School of Education
Clara Bohrer, director, West Bloomfield Township (Mich.) Public Library
Elaine Meyers, independent library consultant, Kings Ferry, N.Y.
This hour-long webinar provided a review of the early literacy research that led to the development of the Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® (ECRR) 2nd Edition; an overview of the toolkit’s components; and an opportunity for participants to ask questions.
The ECRR program provides public libraries and other early literacy centers with tools to help prepare parents/caregivers for their critical role as their child's first teacher. The 2nd Edition toolkit includes a series of customizable workshops that demonstrate how parents, grandparents, childcare providers, and preschool teachers can use five simple practices—talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing—to develop language and pre-reading skills in children from birth to age five.