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Saroj Ghoting
Early Childhood Literacy Consultant
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Saroj Ghoting - Early Childhood Literacy Consultant


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Early literacy is a key element of helping children enter school ready to learn to read. According to the organization Zero to Three, the definition of early literacy is what children know about communication, verbal and nonverbal language, reading, and writing before they can actually read and write. Early literacy encompasses the child's totality of experiences with conversation, oral and written stories, books, and print.

Public libraries continue to position themselves to support families, child care providers, and communities to help every child enter school ready to learn to read. This website brings together key resources and activities that support early literacy. It draws from information from the Every Child Ready to Read @ your libraryŽ initiative, from the Public Library Association, and from the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association. It also includes the Storytime Share blog which has tips for parents so that library staff can transform traditional storytimes into early literacy enhanced storytimes.

Saroj Ghoting, an early childhood literacy consultant, offers trainings and workshops on early literacy for library staff and at national, state, and local conferences.

Permission granted for personal and educational use of documents with www.earlylit.net noted on document. Questions to Saroj Ghoting at sghoting@surfbest.net


step into storytimeSTEP Into Storytime
Using StoryTime Effective Practice to Strengthen the Development of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds

Includes sample storytimes and ideas for mixed-age storytimes (newborn to age 5)
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review
Early literacy experts Ghoting and Klatt present STEP into Storytime: Using StoryTime Effective Practice to Strengthen the Development of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds is an in-depth handbook to using storytime to promote cognitive development in very young children. Chapters feature over 30 ready-to-use storytime activities, along with extension activities; discussions of how storytime materials and activities promote language and literacy development; tips, tricks, and techniques for preparation and performance; lists of additional resources; and much more. A "must-have" for children's librarians and nursery school teachers and caregivers, STEP into Storytime is a professional-quality resource distilling decades of education and experimentation into a throughly accessible "best practices" compendium. Highly recommended!

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storytimes for everyoneStorytimes for Everyone!
Developing Young Children's Language and Literacy





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early lit kitThe Early Literacy Kit:
A Handbook and Tip Cards





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book jacketEarly Literacy Storytimes @ your library:
Partnering with Caregivers for Success




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Saroj Ghoting • Riner, VA • sghoting@gmail.com
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