Book Start Bustle: January





Book Start Staff Member of the Month

Neelam Chauhan

Book Start Staff Contact

Branch: Castle Pines


Neelam joined DCL in 2015.

“I love Book Start because it is an amazing program that develops early literacy skills in young children with the help of wonderful volunteers.”


Did You Know?


Play is integral in child development, and sometimes the best toys are simple ones. Toys like blocks and dolls — or our scarves and eggs — can help children to fully explore their imagination. Read more here.


Music & Movement Tip: Hello Songs

Using the same opening song with movement can be a great way to get kids ready for Storytime. Check out these hello songs from Jbrary.


Why Are Visuals Beneficial to Children?

Adding a visual element to a song or book can make a huge difference. Using pictures or flannels alongside text or songs can increase comprehension by 95 percent. Try reading The Wheels on the Bus using the flannel, or singing Old MacDonald using puppets.


Have You Had a Chance to Try … Shaker Eggs? 

Here are some ideas!

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