The Patchogue-Medford Library is your source for preventing the summer slide from happening. Did you know that teachers spend an average of 4 to 6 weeks re-teaching material that students have lost due to the summer slide? Reading 4 to 5 books during the summer can help students prevent low reading scores in the fall. Reading throughout the summer helps to keep reading skills fresh. The Library has summer reading clubs for all ages, from babies and toddlers through adulthood. Students who participate in summer reading return to school ready to learn, improve their reading skills, enjoy reading more, and become more confident in their reading skills. The key to having fun with summer reading is for students to select materials that they are interested in. Books, magazines, audio books, and e-books all count as READING. Another way for students to get the most out of summer reading is to talk about the stories they are reading. They can share stories they like with their friends and family. These people can support students by helping them to make sense of anything that seems unclear.
Storytelling is as simple as reading a story from a book. If you don’t have that much time, you can always share a story from memory, talk about your own childhood, or even read out loud from your phone. There are innumerable advantages of story telling for kids, especially for preschoolers, kindergarten and young children.
Explore the rewards of storytelling and how your family can engage in lively discussions about past stories.
What are some of the benefits of storytelling for kids?
— Instills virtues in your child
— Makes them aware of their own culture and roots
— Enhances verbal proficiency
— Improves listening skills
— A great tool for sharpening memories
— Encourages creativity and imagination power
— Makes academic learning easier
— Better communication
— Helps to face difficult situations with ease
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Attention High Schoolers and Parents:
Need help with college planning? Or do you need career counseling on what to do after high school? Planning for your future after high school can be a difficult and confusing process for many. Thinking about what college you’d like to apply to or what career field you should choose can be overwhelming, but we have some relief for you! Come meet with our College and Career Counselor at the Carnegie Library to help answer any questions you may have. The purpose of a college and career counselor is to help students make more informed decisions to better their futures in both educational and career choices. This can include guidance on choosing courses in high school to prepare for college or advice on occupational training opportunities.
College Access and Career Counselors are also a great resource who can help you with:
- Finding the best-fit school for you
- With personalized admission strategies
- Applying for financial aid
- Filling out college applications
- Choosing high school courses that will work towards your intended major
- Career training
- And much more!
This service is geared towards students in grades 8-12, who want to know the necessary steps to take in each grade to be fully prepared for their college or career training. The earlier you make these decisions, the more prepared you’ll be for your future.
To make an appointment you can register online, by calling the Carnegie library at 631-438-3290 (2:30-8:30pm), or you can drop in to ask questions.
Upcoming dates include Tuesdays, February 28, March 7, and 21 from 6-8pm. Check our upcoming newsletter for more dates.
“Para que los niños tener éxito en la escuela, deben tener un lengua rico (vocabulario), donde los adultos se comunican bien, eschucar y leer en voz alta todos los días.”
Ernest L. Boyer, 1991
Nuestro departmento de niños y servicios de padres en la biblioteca Patchogue – Medford
ofrecen los siguente programas:
Bilingual Rhyme Time – para niños de 2- 35 meses
Games for Ones – para niños de 12 – 23 meses
Games for Twos – para la niños de 24-35 meses
Baby Games – para la niños de 3 – 11 meses
Parachute Play – para las niños 18 – 35 meses
Introducción a la lengua de los bebés está hecha inicialmente por los padres/cuidadores. Deben escuchar un idioma de forma coherente con el fin de aprender vocabulario. Al escuchar las palabras hechas diariamente por todos los miembros de un hogar, así como los demás, aprende a comunicarse. En este proceso, los niños aprenderán cómo utilizar sonidos, palabras y frases para informar a sus emociones a sus miembros de la familia, así como los demás. El vocabulario de un niño crecerá a una velocidad increíble, sobre todo en el premier año a partir del desarrollo físico.