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Monday, June 30, 2014
10-Ideas to get Your Students Interested in the Library Center
A typical day at preschool, get your students talking with this book.
Sometimes it is difficult to get students
interested in the Library Center. When you encourage them to read a book, their
answer is "I can't read." I encourage them to read the pictures. But
I go further than that; I allow them to read a story to the class in circle
time, whether than reading it to the class myself. One important factor is to
ask the students what they think a book is about based on the title of the book
and the pictures. Review different parts of the book, for example; the front,
back and binding. Talk about what the author and illustrator of the book does.
Making a book important will not only encourage the students to take care of
it, but also get them more interested in books.
1. Rearrange and add fun items to the
center as you would for your dramatic play center.
2. Bring a certain book to life, by
adding items to the center that represents that book.
3. If possible, add portable CD players
with stories to your center
4. Create art projects from a book that
your students choose.
5. Integrate books into other centers
based on the theme you are discussing.
6. Get books from the public library that
are based on the theme or unit you are discussing.
7. When you have story time, read the
story in the Library instead of circle time.
8. Have Pajama day, and have each student
bring their favorite stuffed animal or book. Provide popcorn, and read a story
in the library area; providing lots and lots of pillows for lodging.
9. Have your students create their own
story, record it and provide a printed copy with pictures designed by the
students. Re-visit the term author and illustrator.
10. Do a skit based on a book and allow
each student to be a different character. If you narrate the story while the
students act it out, it works better that way.
Another book that covers Pre-school activities
The library center can be a fun and
exciting center where students can go to relax and look at books. By adding additional items and bringing books
to life can give the center something extra. I love books and I always try to
incorporate that into my classroom, by making story time fun and interesting.