2 professional development hours - $23

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We’ve all heard that reading to children is important but how important is it, really? What can you do if a child doesn’t like to be read to, won’t sit still for reading, or if there’s just not time for reading each day? What can you do to put reading front-and-center in children’s everyday lives? Get the answers you’re looking for and fresh ideas you can try today in this enlightening workshop. This workshop is part of First Five and You Books!

 
2 professional development hours - $23

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If you read only one book to your children each day, how do you pick that book? Let’s look at the sorts of books you might read, how to tell what makes a book worthy of being read, and how to make intentional choices instead of letting read-alouds happen just by chance. This workshop will help you see your read-aloud options in a whole new way.


2 professional development hours - $23

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No doubt about it: keeping even one preschooler engaged in a book from start to finish can be a challenge. It takes more from a grownup than just reading what’s written on the page to keep children interested, to keep them thinking, and to help them really understand and enjoy a book. In this workshop, we’ll consider the tricks the very best readers use and see the difference that skillful reading can make in children’s enjoyment of listening and in your enjoyment too.


2 professional development hours - $23

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In this lively workshop, we’ll rethink the phrase “environmental print” and come away with a long list of ideas for adding reading to ordinary activities, for finding print in unlikely places, and for using diagrams and maps to symbolize thoughts. Children often miss the fact that what’s written represents ideas and conveys important information.  Help them make this connection by putting their own words into action and their own thoughts on paper.

2 professional development hours - $23

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What does it take to write and publish a book for children? Find out how to get started, how to get your work into print, and how to ensure your book succeeds in the marketplace. In just one hour, although we can’t cover it all, you’ll learn enough to get started on fulfilling your dream of becoming a children’s author. How hard could this be? Let see!