Talk Together: The Library

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MA Standards:

Speaking and Listening/SL.PK.MA.1a: Observe and use appropriate ways of interacting in a group.

Head Start Outcomes:

Logic & Reasoning/Problem Solving: Uses past knowledge to build new knowledge.
Language Development/Receptive Language: Attends to language during conversation, songs, stories, or other learning experiences.
Language Development/Expressive Language: Engages in communication and conversation with others.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Language 2: Participate actively in discussions, listen to the ideas of others, and ask and answer relevant questions.
English Language Arts/Language 3: Communicate personal experiences or interests.
English Language Arts/Language 5: Listen to and use formal and informal language.

Talk Together: The Library

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Introduce the library by having children share their experiences at the library.

Then share an experience you have had at the library or share reasons you like to visit the library. In your discussion, talk about the different kinds of books, finding information about something you wonder about, videos and CDs, story groups, etc. Ask children questions such as,

  • Have you ever been to a library? What are some things you see at the library?
  • Do you like to visit the library? Why do you like to go to the library?
  • Name something you like to do at  the library. 
  • What do you like best about visiting the library?

Talk about the different libraries that children may be familiar with: the Library Center in your room, a school library, the Between the Lions library in the video, and the public library. Continue to talk with individual children throughout the day about their experiences at the library and about the different books, videos, and stories you can find at the library.

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