Picture Books and Early Literacy


In depth consideration of theory, research, technology, and practice of supporting early literacy development in children birth to six. Topics covered include: research in pre-literacy language acquisition and brain development; picture book evaluation, selection and sharing specific to early literacy; design of programs for young children (storytime) and the adults who support them (workshops) to enrich early literacy skills; creation and use of interstitial, book-expanding activities and elements (fingerplays, songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories, etc.); exploration of the philosophical underpinnings of literature sharing with young children and its purpose and value.

This course may be applied to earn the Certificate in Youth Services.

Offered on demand--as need arises. Visit "Course Search" on MyDU to view course schedules.

Course Number: 
LIS 720