Books, babies, and libraries: serving infants, toddlers, by Ellin Greene

By Ellin Greene

For library pros, early formative years academics, day care employees and oldsters occupied with the advance of early early life programmes, Ellin Greene presents a ebook in response to her huge event within the box. As venture Director and advisor to the hot York Public Library's early adolescence venture, she designed a graduate direction to arrange librarians to paintings successfully with babies and little toddlers and their parents/caregivers. "Books, infants, and Libraries" was once born of the subjects addressed in that path. The textual content positive factors discussions at the library's position in early studying and in mum or dad schooling, the theoretical suggestions of kid improvement and studying, emergent literacy, urged e-book and nonprint collections, and the implementation of potent programmes. Greene additionally stocks present bibliographies, a discography, and appropriate toys, in addition to charts and programme principles that make this paintings a pragmatic in addition to academic software. Appendices contain reprints of pertinent expert articles and instruments valuable in programme making plans. This ebook goals to make an important contribution in serving the pursuits and wishes of the youngest library clients.

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She concludes that the public library is a fitting resource for early childhood service to parents and caregivers and that librarians trained in theories of early learning are more effective in serving the interests and needs of the youngest library users. There are comprehensive and up-to-date bibliographies, a discography, listings of films and videos, computer programs, and suitable toys, along with charts, program ideas, and discussion of current thought about child development by leading contemporary child psychologists.

On her retirement after forty years of successful work with children in a public library setting, Mary Greenawalt, then head of the Children's Center at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, Illinois, said: The whole environment of the public library should suggest that reading is a joy. In every public library children's department, big or small, there should be a certain intangible atmospherean atmosphere of friendliness, a certain leisureness, and just enough courteous formality so that a young reader may feel himself an independent individual, "on his own," free for the moment from his family's or his school's expectations and pressures, loving and helpful as they may be.

Request tapes LA 8701a to LA 8701c. Page 10 Babies and moms play in the "kitchen area" in front of the bubble window at the Children's Center, Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, Illinois.  Lohs. Page 11 Chapter 2 Early Child Development and Learning The twentieth century has been called the century of the child. Unfortunately, millions of children throughout the world still suffer from hunger, maltreatment, or neglect, as was noted at the World Summit for Children held at the United Nations in New York in September 1990.

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