Book Start Bustle: April





Book Start Staff Member of the Month

Karen Weber

Book Start Staff Contact

Branch: Lone Tree

Karen joined DCL in 2015.

“Book Start is a wonderful community outreach program! Our volunteers are amazing, and the materials are timeless, fun and inclusive. Being part of such an important program within DCL is really inspiring. Thank you, Book Start readers!”

Did You Know?


Using gestures with your stories and songs is a great way to help kids talk. Children who use gestures tend to develop larger vocabularies, learn words more quickly, and construct sentences earlier. Read more here.

Music & Movement Tip: Nursery Rhymes

Lots of classic nursery rhymes have movements that go with them. Check out this list by Teach & Sing, Inc.

Why Is Dialogic Reading Beneficial to Children?

We can do a lot more than simply read the words on a book’s page. Dialogic reading creates interaction with children, like asking them questions about the story to keep them engaged. Language development in children who have been read to dialogically usually surpasses that of children who are read to in the traditional way. Read more here.

Have You Had a Chance to Try … Teddy Bear Songs? 

Check out these ideas: one, two, three.



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