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It's so interesting to watch reading skills start to click for children. While the process of learning to read is different for everyone, you can often recognize those kids who have been read to a lot. It must be so much easier for them when they know that those little black blocks of sticks and squiggles correspond to the words they hear and say. And when they know about turning pages and going from left to right (for most of the books in this culture) and which way is up. All of these concepts about print are more easily learned when kids are read to early and often. Then, when the decoding part "starts to click" early readers have a more enjoyable time on top of that solid foundation. Building this foundation of concepts about print most often requires only a consistent and caring pleasurable effort- sharing books with your children every day. Singing easy songs - whatever you like. Saying those rhymes you remember or find some new ones. Your kids will love them. Choose books that you'll both enjoy. Visit your branch library for lots of great read aloud choices and you can watch it start to click from the very beginning.
Starting to Click
Ever read a book, watch a movie, or listen to a recording you loved so much you want to tell everyone all about it? Now you can create your own book reviews for the Kalamazoo Public Library website!
And, if you want, you can record your review with your own voice. We'll post your book review on our website!
Love that book? Didn’t like it so much? Be Creative and tell the world all about it! It’s easy.
- Write a short review of a book you read. You can do it right from our website or come to your neighborhood KPL branch to write your review.
- Come to library and we’ll help you record the review you wrote. You need to have a parent sign a release form before we can put your voice on our website.
Listen to an example. You can write and record a review about anything you read and make it your own with your own voice. Have fun with Summer Reading Games this year!
Create Your Own Book Reviews!