Virtual Advantage

Virtual Advantage: An Early Literacy and Storytime Video Series is live!

What is Virtual Advantage? It’s a video series to help with your online presence of storytimes, making sure that early literacy skills are used when presenting storytimes virtually.

Why we are doing this? We want to help youth services staff get the message across to parents and caregivers that their role in early literacy is extremely important in every day interaction with their children.  And, the fact is, we just don’t know when we will see our friends back in the library.  We need to remind them that we miss them, but we are there for them, encouraging their interactions and play.

Presented by Joyce Laiosa and Mohawk Valley Library System, these self-paced tutorials integrate early literacy development in children with storytime practices in the library and online.


Lesson 1 – Research, Early Literacy Skills, and Components

Lesson 2 – Intentionality

Lesson 3 – Talking

Lesson 4 – Singing

Lesson 5 – Reading 

Lesson 6 – Writing and Playing

Virtual Advantage: Integrating Early Literacy Skills for Storytimes in the Library and Online

Planning Agenda

Virtual Advantage Assessment

Tips For Parents And Caregivers

Board Books

Reading Rockets

Nonfiction Reading Rockets

Two Little Bluebirds

Felt (Over) Board Fun:
It’s Not Rocket Science!: Story and Rhyme Patterns

Supported by funds from New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services Program and Mohawk Valley Library System

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