Looks like it’s time for yet another Literacy Tip of the Month!

Here’s what I whipped up this time:

This literacy tip was inspired by all the grown-ups in our Babies and Books and Toddler Time programs, who, when asked to sing along proclaim, “I can’t sing!”

Can you imagine a toddler calling out her parent for crappy singing? It doesn’t happen (even with our sassy Brooklyn toddlers). Toddlers and babies don’t care if you’re a good singer or not. If you want your kid to sing, you need to show them that it’s fun to do. They’re modeling your behavior.

I always back up my literacy tips with information from the experts, and in this case, I hit up Saroj Ghoting’s Early Childhood literacy site, specifically, the cards she made for the Library of Virginia:



As always, our literacy tip sits behind the reference desk so that parents and caregivers can read it while they are waiting on line. This one was particularly popular, with many adults asking to snap a picture of it.

~Love and Libraries, Ingrid

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About magpielibrarian

Youth Services Librarian, Mediocre Crafter, Urban Magpie, Glitter Addict, and Worshiper of Ridiculous Outfits, Emerging Leader 2012, Former Rainbow Book List Member, and GLBT RT Director-at-Large! This is what a librarian looks like, kids.

4 responses »

  1. I have nothing to add, but I wanted to stop by your blog and say hi and tell you I love the fact that you do this. Parents knowing that they already possess the skills to help their children become literate is huge (but you clearly already know that).

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