Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Embedding Music Activities to Support Texts and Engage Participants
Songs, rhythms, and rhymes are a natural, developmentally-appropriate way to build processing skills, memory, and focus. Learn specific songs, rhythms, and rhymes that pair with a diverse array of titles to bring a greater amount of equity and social justice into your storytimes. You’ll also learn ways to communicate the importance of music activities in building early literacy skills.
Participants will learn how to:
– pair songs, rhythms, and rhymes with specific book titles to incorporate a greater amount of diversity, equity, and social justice into their storytimes.
– communicate the importance of music activities in building early literacy skills to caregivers, stakeholders, and staff.
This program meets the following ALSC Competencies for Librarians Serving Children:
– 1.1 Demonstrates respect for diversity and inclusion of cultural values, and continually develops cultural awareness and works to address implicit bias in order to provide inclusive and equitable service to diverse populations.
– 3.1 Designs, promotes, presents and evaluates a variety of diverse programs for children, with consideration of equity, diversity and inclusion; principles of child development; and the needs, interests, and goals of all children, their caregivers, and educators in the community.
– 3.3 Acknowledges the importance of the caregiver-child bond to early learning and establishes appropriate and effective environments for programs that respond to the social and emotional needs of children and create opportunities for families to engage in programming together.
– 4.2 Maintains a diverse collection that is inclusive of the needs of all children and their caregivers in the community and recognizes children’s need to see and learn about people like and unlike themselves in materials they access.
– 7.4 Develops an understanding of personal and cultural values, beliefs, and sociocultural identities, including racial, class, and gender identities, in appreciating the importance of culturally-diverse identities in the workplaces and wider community.
Who Should Attend
Anyone leading or planning storytime programming
For more information and to register visit here: http://www.ala.org/alsc/giving-storytime-tune-embedding-music-activities-support-texts-and-engage-participants