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Gryphon House Releases Time for a Story

Gryphon House Releases Time for a Story

Early literacy book helps teachers set foundation for reading comprehension

Lewisville, N.C. – Reading to young children can prepare them for later reading success and early literacy development, according to a new resource book by Amy Brooks Read and Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting. Read and Ghoting’s book, “Time for a Story: Sharing Books with Infants and Toddlers,” offers practical techniques for teachers and educators to get the most out of early reading experiences.

“Time for a Story” provides tools to use throughout the day, including engaging ways to talk, sing, read, write, and play with young children to begin developing important pre-literacy skills. Learning areas include phonological awareness, print awareness, letter knowledge, and background knowledge. The book includes easy-to-use templates for planning story-time activities, and sample book guides that make selecting an appropriate book easy.

The book, published by Gryphon House, Inc., the leading publisher of educational resources for teachers, will be released in November 2015.


About the Authors

Amy Brooks Read is an early literacy program manager for a public library system. She has a master of science in child development and family relations and more than twenty years’ experience in working with child- and family-related programs. She is a sought-after presenter and educator on a wide array of child, family, and education issues.


Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting is an early childhood literacy consultant and national trainer on early literacy with more than thirty-five years’ experience as a children’s librarian. She has been a consultant for the Public Library Association and the American Library Association on an early literacy initiative for the Association for Library Service to Children. For more information, visit her website: www.earlylit.net.



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