Here's a great way to help teachers and parents learn about emergent literacy - through discussions and activities based on video clips that capture the warmth of lullabies, the fun of word games, and Mister Rogers' visits with author-illustrator Eric Carle and folksinger Ella Jenkins. This 2-hour interactive workshop focuses on the kinds of experiences that help young children develop a positive attitude about literacy. It offers insight and strategies into emergent literacy in three areas: spoken language, reading and writing.
The overall goal is to give caregivers an appreciation for how much they influence emergent literacy when they build a caring, nurturing relationship -- and offer ordinary, everyday experiences that can encourage children to want to learn to read and write.
"I'm not that interested in 'mass' communications. I’m much more interested in what happens between this person and the one person watching. The space between the television set and that person who’s watching is very holy ground."MORE QUOTES