For immediate release | October 18, 2016

New free webinar: STEP into Storytime

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting free webinar, STEP into Storytime with Saroj Ghoting and Kathy Klatt. This webinar will last one hour and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

Have you wondered how to adapt an action song or fingerplay for different age levels? Or are you looking for ideas on how to adapt flannel board activities or books for various age levels? In this free 60-minute webinar, authors of STEP into Storytime: Using StoryTime Effective Practice to Strengthen the Development of Newborn to Five-Year-Olds Saroj Ghoting and Kathy Klatt will teach you how! Using theories discussed in their book, they’ll provide an overview on how child development informs what we do in storytimes and provide models for presenting mixed age storytime. You’ll come out of the webinar with ideas to apply to your storytimes for children of all ages.

Join us for this free 60-minute webinar at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Monday, November 7, 2016. Participants will receive a coupon for Saroj Ghoting and Kathy Klatt’s book STEP into Storytime: Using StoryTime Effective Practice to Strengthen the Development of Newborn to Five-Year-Olds. Don’t miss your chance—register today!

About the presenters

Saroj Ghoting is an early childhood literacy consultant and national trainer on early literacy. She presents early literacy training and information sessions at national, regional and state conferences and training for library staff and their partners. She has been a consultant for the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association on the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® early literacy initiative and co-author of four other books on early literacy and storytimes.

Kathy Fling Klatt has worked as an assistant children’s librarian and program coordinator for 38 years at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library in Broomfield, Colorado, where she presents weekly baby and family storytimes and is responsible for scheduling arts, science, and cultural programs for children ages newborn through fifth grade. She presents Every Child Ready to Read trainings for parents and grandparents and, most recently, Confident Parenting trainings for parents and children, focusing on social and emotional skills. She taught preschool for 30 years, working with three- to five-year-olds and developed and taught preschool science classes at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. She has also co-presented on early literacy and music for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the ALA.

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