Roots of Reading Expansion
The Roots of Reading is a fun and appealing collection of YouTube videos designed to support adults with their ability to share engaging songs, rhymes, and stories with young children. The Roots of Reading videos are filmed at the VancouverPublic Library by VPL Children’s Librarians. The videos are collected into 3 different Series: Songs & Rhymes, Make & Takes, and Every Child Ready to Read (developing the 5 early literacy skills). The addition of 30 more videos will complete this online tool and VPL will have a robust early literacy resource that will support VPL staff delivering storytimes, early childhood educators, and parents and caregivers of young children. The videos can be viewed through vpl.ca/kids-roots-of-reading.