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Saroj Ghoting
Early Childhood Literacy Consultant
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Products Mentioned in Trainings

Jumbo Magnetic Foam Letters from Childcraft/School Specialty
Uppercase (4.7" high) #9295244
Lowercase (4.3" high) #9295247
Also available from ABC Stuf (www.abcstuff.com) and Lakeshore Learning (www.lakeshorelearning.com)

STAR POWER Sticker (Sing Talk And Read Play On and Write for Easier Reading) Order from Janway Company www.janway.com sticker account #55329

Early Literacy Tree Poster Scroll down to see poster available in English, Spanish, and printing specs
apple blossom (MSWord) I tape the apple blossom to at the end of the branch of the early literacy component I am highlighting.

Bookmark: 7 Super Things Parents & Caregivers Can Do Early Childhood-Head Start Task Force and U.S. Departments of Education and Health & Human Services Available in Spanish.
Brightly colored bookmark for parents on ways to support children's early literacy development. Encourages positive relationships as a basis for language growth.

Crayon Poster from Multnomah County Public Library
Also available in Spanish
Colorful graphic of six crayons,each naming and describing one of the early literacy skills using colorful crayons.

Every Child Ready to Read Kit (second edition)
Workshops for parents/caregivers on early literacy using five practices (singing, talking, reading, writing, playing) to support early literacy components: oral language and vocabulary, background knowledge, letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and conventions of print.

Storytimes for Everyone! Developing Young Children's Language and Literacy by Saroj Ghoting and Pamela Martin-Diaz
Recognizing that informed, caring adults are critical to supporting early literacy development, this important resource builds on the concepts introduced in the second edition of the ALSC/PLA Every Child Ready to Read® initiative. Offering practical suggestions for incorporating early literacy information and strategies into the storytime setting.

Early Literacy Storytimes @ your library by Saroj Ghoting and Pamela Martin-Diaz
Research confirms that reading success starts with young children enjoying library storytimes!Combine early literacy research from the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library initiative with practical implementation tips for busy children’s librarians. Scripts and plans help librarians explain what adults can do to enhance children’s print motivation, phonological awareness, vocabulary, narrative skills, print awareness, and letter knowledge.

Early Literacy Toolkit: A Handbook and Tip Cards by Betsy Diamant-Cohen and Saroj Ghoting
This innovative and practical kit gives the storytime presenter information on the deveoping standards for school readiness and aids to spread the word about school readiness skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age five. The kit includes:
* An accessible handbook with a resource section
* 104 reusable tip cards with coordinated activities
* A concise summary of important school readiness research

Peepers Puppets
Simple, cute puppets with big eyes.

Play and Learn Islands Rancho Cucamonga Library. Contact Renee Tobin rtobin@cityofrc.com Non-member libraries may purchase but will pay a higher price.

Learning Language and Loving It with DVD. Hanen Centre. They have other good books and DVDs on language development as well.

Posters on conversation and talking. Hanen Centre.

Musical shakers Lakeshore Learning

Edushape Blocks
Textured, light-weight, 80 in a package.

Words on the Go by Allen County (IN) Public Library
Cards on a ring loaded with ideas for fun games related to phonological awareness. Useful for parents, early childhood educators, and library staff. $7.50 each set of cards. Checks payable to ACPL Foundation. Purchase orders accepted on orders of $250 or more.

Curious? Read! Curious George Read to Me Program from ALA Graphics
In this flexible and customizable program, incorporate early literacy information from Every Child Ready to Read into your reading program. Recognize the child as well as the adults for their critical role in supporting the joy of reading and the skills that will help their children become good readers.  You can customize this reading program to offer some structure as you work with small targeted groups. The activity sheets for each of six early literacy skills can be used with the reading program or as part of storytimes.

We Both Read books
Books that have adult and child text. Designed for beginning readers but can be used in shared reading. Non-fiction titles.

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