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Individual public library employees from member states are encouraged to register. Only registered members have access to the "extras" that will enhance your summer reading program including the online catalog, graphics, signing videos, PSAs and so much more. Register today, and find out what you've been missing!
NOTE: If you are affiliated with a school (librarian, PTA, administrator, teacher, etc.) please contact your local public library for a copy of the School Order form for the 2013 Summer Reading program. If you do not have a local public library please contact Karen Day (866-657-8556)
SIGN LANGUAGE VIDEO
The sign language video is once again available via the link to the left, Signing Videos.
STORYTIME: ANY LANGUAGE. ANY COMMUNITY.- TRAINING VIDEO
English is not the primary language of all stortytime participants or their caregivers and English-speakign caregivers often want to expand their young charges view of the world and vocabulary with words or songs from other cultures in other languages. To this end, Criss Cross Mangosauce has produced a staff training video to teach you three techniques for introducing language--ANY language--in an effective way to young people and their caregivers that is easy for you.
While the language spoken in the video is Spanish, these techniques can be used with ANY LANGUAGE in ANY COMMUNITY.
To download, right click on text and choose "save target as" or "save link as"
Click HERE to download the pdf that contain the lyrics of all the songs used in the video and a link to other resources.
For more ideas and information on how to serve your patrons, please click on the Diversity section of the Forum . You can add your own ideas there, too!