Children mimic what they see and hear. While sometimes that can be scary and a tad embarrassing for guardians, it can also be really positive, especially when it comes to reading.
In the “You Read To Me, I’ll Read To You” series, the short stories are broken into three different colors. One color is for you to read, the next can be for your child, and the third color is to read together. Each color is only about two lines and setting a pattern is pretty quick when you both are reading back and forth.
We strongly suggest taking turns and reading the short stories/poems over and over again to build fluency. By the adult starting off, you can set the correct expression in your voice that can be mimicked by the child. Once they read through their color a few times, switch and let them read your color! Make sure to enjoy the time together and the memories being made.
This book is one of our favorites and the series can be checked out at your favorite library system, CCPLS!
All CCPLS locations will be distributing solar eclipse viewing glasses on a first come, first served basis, beginning Wednesday, August 16th, limit two per family (sharing is great!), along with activity and information pages. Rustburg, Timbrook, and Altavista will also have glasses available on the day of for impromptu viewing parties! Join us for this spectacular natural event.
Here is a bit of background about the upcoming Solar Eclipse:
On August 21, 2017, the shadow of the Moon will sweep across the Earth, producing the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States since 1979. The partial phases of the eclipse will be visible throughout Virginia and are well worth watching. (about 86% coverage).
The last solar eclipse across the USA was about 100 years ago (1918). Next solar eclipse in USA will happen in 2024.
Viewing will start around 1:15 and last till 4:00 (maximum viewing will be around 2:40).
Here are some links for more learning!
Videos about eclipses:
How to Safely View Eclipse:
Live Streaming of the Great American Eclipse:
Viewing Times in Lynchburg, VA: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/lynchburg
Content contributed by:
Lani Patrick, Instructional Specialist for Science, Campbell County Public Schools