Getting babies into books with early literacy programs
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Getting Babies into Books with Early Literacy Programs. Kathy Kirchoefer will serve as the instructor for a five-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. This is a four-week course that has been extended an additional week to accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday.
- The Who, What, When and Where of Baby Programs
- All About Babies (A Primer on Baby Development)
- The Grown-Ups in the Room
- Baby Program Components Overview: A Session in Action
- Beyond Storytime: Other Baby Program Ideas
- Rhyming Time: Why Mother Goose?
- Beyond Rhyming Time: Songs, Books, Action Rhymes
- Early Literacy: A Quick Overview
- Baby Programming Nitty Gritty: Resources and Other Tools
About the Instructor
Kathy Kirchoefer has over 10 years' experience shaking the "sillies" out of librarians at trainings and inspiring others to develop programs for babies and the grown-ups who love them. She started leading baby storytimes in 1998 and continues to introduce babies to the wonders of books and their caregivers to all the bouncing, tickling and cuddling that goes along with it. She currently heads the children’s department at a large suburban public library in Maryland.
Registration for this ALA Editions facilitated eCourse, which begins on Monday, Nov. 3, can be purchased at the ALA Store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message board participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (MP3 files) and downloading and viewing PDF and PowerPoint files.
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