Over 1000 Games, Activities, Tongue Twisters, Fingerplays, Songs, and Stories
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Author: Pam Schiller
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 448, © 2001
Learn the basic building blocks of reading with Creating Readers, the comprehensive resource that develops a strong foundation for pre-readers. Creating Readers gives teachers and parents the tools to teach pre-reading skills with over 1000 activities, games, fingerplays, songs, tongue twisters, poems, and stories for the letters of the alphabet. This invaluable resource develops the child's desire to read as well as the skills needed to begin reading. Creating Readers starts children ages 3 to 8 towards a future rich with books and reading.
"...Thank goodness for this book. Packed with songs, poems, games, and all kinds of other interactive teaching tools, this book will make you feel like a reading expert. Along with all the fun activities, this book offers an overview of the literacy skills children need at each stage of early childhood as well as insights on the brain research that's all over the news these days..."
"This book contains excellent material to assist teachers who work with preschoolers in understanding what 'emergent literacy' really means. It also emphasizes that children do not all march to the same internal time-keeper. The statement on page 10 'providing rich experiences for brain development and then leaving children to their own unique timetable is still the best practice' helps create understanding of the child's individuality in maturation and understanding. Otherwise, the book is a giant collection of stories, poems, activities, tongue-twisters that will aid teachers as they pave the way for children to acquire a desire to read and understand, as well as speak and communicate."
Pam Schiller, Ph.D., is a freelance early childhood author and consultant. She is Past-President of the Southern Early Childhood Association and Texas Association for the Education of Young Children. She served as Head of the Early Childhood Department at the University of Houston, where she also directed the Lab School. Pam is a highly sought after speaker and has given numerous presentations for organizations such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Southern Early Childhood Association, Association for Childhood Education International, and the International Reading Association. She has written numerous articles for early childhood journals, including Child Care Information Exchange and Texas Child Care Quarterly. Pam is the author of five early childhood curriculums, eleven children's books and more than thirty teacher and parent resource books.
Pam Schiller lives in Cypress, Texas.