Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Read Along With Moi, I'd Say

Crafty Gal has a new early literacy video series, Read Along With Me.  Want to see the first episode?  I knew you would.

I'm Dirty, by Kate & Jim McMullan
(Read Along With Me, Featuring Miss Michelle @ MPL)

This is a great series for young readers and their caregivers to watch and read along with.  (Sorry, all you grammarians out there for ending that sentence with a preposition.  Actually, it's perfectly grammatical to end sentences with certain prepositions.  Grammar Girl says so.  So there.)

I had a point to make somewhere back there.  Oh, yes.  Watching and reading along with Crafty Gal as she reads a book aloud to viewers is an excellent reinforcement for young reading skills.  Evergreen Indiana cardholders may check-out the books she reads from any E.I. library.  Then they may read along to read-aloud.  (Hey, that's not a bad series title!  Read Along to Read-Aloud.  I'd better trademark that.  Minions, make it so.)

There will be many more videos in this series, so check Crafty Gal's blog or stay tuned here.

Just one suggestion, Crafty Gal.  You should change the first person pronoun in your title to moi.  Sounds more high-class.  Just saying.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  Library read-alouds are nothing new, but having them on video is rather cutting-edge (well, around my Library, anyway).  Anne Barreca, a librarian at New York Public Library, made one for World Read Aloud Day.  Anne is superb, but she's no Crafty Gal.  Just saying.  Working at the mighty NYPL, Anne certainly hangs with the crème de la crème in the library world, so her talent is manifest.  We could only dream of such a gig.  Still, Crafty Gal is just as engaging in her early literacy programs.  But it's not really a contest.  We just like to watch librarians helping kids enjoy reading.

P.P.S.  Speaking of personal pronouns, "I Me Mine," by the Beatles, appeared on the LP Let It Be (1970).  It was (still is, come to think of it) another superlative George Harrison contribution to the Fab Four's catalog of fantastic tunes.  That was also the title to George's collection of reminiscences and song lyrics, which is available in our online Evergreen Indiana catalog.

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