What is early literacy?
It is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school.
SOAR with your kids @ the library. Practice these six pre-literacy skills to prepare your child for reading and writing:
Words: Knowing the names of things.
Books: Reading together.
Story: Telling stories.
Interact: Handle and play with books.
Alphabet: Learning letters.
Sound: Rhyming and singing
For more information on early literacy, please visit the United for Libraries Early Literacy Page.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Prepare your child for school and life long learning by participating in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. Pick up a log at the Children's Desk or simply keep a list of the books you read together. Repeats count! You can use any way you want to keep track of the titles read including apps you may find in your app store. Any pre-school age child who has not begun kindergarten may participate.
Come visit the Children's Desk after every 100 books for a sticker. At 500 and 1000 books, your child's name will be put up on the Storytime Room Wall! After 1000 books your child will receive a small prize while supplies last.
Read any book you want. Need inspiration? Try this list.
Do you know the Ten Read-Aloud Commandments?
Popular author Mem Fox does!
All it takes is 15 minutes a day! Check out readaloud.org.
Are you helping your little one get ready to read? Here are some valuable resources to assist you:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
has positive parenting tips and developmental milestones
on their website for infants through adolescents.
Learn the signs. Act early.
Early Literacy Stations
Does your child like to play with these computers at the library? Find more info about them here.