I just finished teaching a workshop on early literacy tips, those nuggets of info and encouragement that you “give” adults when you “do” an early literacy storytime. Giving tips, in whatever format (printed, oral, conversation, etc.), is one of the elements that distinguishes a “regular” storytime from an “early literacy” storytime.

Where do you find these tips? One of my favorite new sources for them is a blog call Early Brain Insights. It’s not specifically about early literacy but it is about early development. Many of the posts are about language development and even reading. Each post is just a few sentences, a perfect length for sharing in storytime.

They come to me through the wonders of RSS and my Google reader. Check them out; maybe they’ll help you too.