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School Support Tip – Miss Soto Literacy Legacy Collection

Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy Collection Victoria Soto was a Stratford resident and a teacher at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, CT. After her life was tragically cut short, her friends and family started the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund in her memory. In addition to sponsoring fund-raising activities and awarding scholarships, the fund donates books […]

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School Support Tip – Learning Languages

The Stratford Library offers several engaging resources for learning languages, free with your library card! Mango Languages is an online database that offers fun, interactive lessons to help you learn, with a focus on practical conversational skills related to greetings, directions, descriptions, help and requests, food, community, and currency. You’ll hear native speakers say the […]

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School Support Tip – Literacy Programs at the Library

Literacy relates to reading, but also to writing, listening, speaking, and music. The Stratford Library offers many Literacy based programs which help children to develop a love of stories, information, and reading while building their comprehension, writing, and listening skills. Storytimes Baby Lapsit (ages 0-1) Toddler Time (ages 1-2) Preschool Storytimes (ages 3-5) Do It […]

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School Support Tip – STEAM-based programs

The Stratford Library offers many STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) related programs, encouraging children’s interest and learning in a fun, interactive way. Science, Technology, & Engineering Programs Science Camp (ages 5-8) Mad Science programs (grades 2-6) Coding Club (grades 3-6) Astronomy Club (grades 3-6) Miss Melissa’s Science Videos (all ages) Science Sundays (grades 3-6) […]

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School Support Tips – You Wouldn’t Want to Science & Invention Books

You Wouldn’t Want To … series – Science & Inventions Do you think life would be better without insects, bacteria, or extreme weather? Could you get by without gravity, vaccinations, or clean water? Would you want to live without writing or books? Think again! These 32-page nonfiction books use humor to explain scientific concepts, discoveries, […]

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School Support Tip – Readaloud Book Pairs

Print & Audiobook Pairs Listening to an audiobook while simultaneously reading the print version of the book can be very beneficial for children: increasing their reading speed, expanding vocabulary, improving fluency and comprehension, teaching pronunciation and critical listening skills, boosting reading confidence, and allowing students to read above level. The Stratford Library offers audiobooks in […]

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