Early Childhood Literature Class Reading to Tots
Alma students know how to read a good story. After choosing books appropriate for children as young as two-years-old, Dr. Janet Navarro's early childhood literature class has six storytime sessions scheduled at the Thompson Home Public Library in Ithaca.
As a requirement for credit, the students chose books that can hold the interest of an age group and fit a theme. The sessions take place during the first seven weeks of the Winter Term.
An evening session reaches the families who work during the day and is open to children age three and up. A similar session is scheduled in the morning. A Saturday morning short session is called a "Lapsit Program." Designed to run less than 25 minutes for two- to three-year-old children, it is an introduction to fun things to do with books and language. An adult lap to sit on is one of the requirements.
The lit class is also responsible for adding several children's books for Alma's library by recommending more than 100 titles for the children's literature section. Book plates are added to each book recommended by the classes.
Posted: Sat, January 28th, 2006 at 4:00PM