Preschool girl with bookEarly Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they actually read or write.

Six pre-reading skills get children ready to learn how to read.  Knowing the ABC’s is only one of the six skills.  Research shows these early literacy skills are best developed through talking, singing, reading, writing and playing.  Beginning at birth, what you do every day helps prepare your child to become a successful reader. Explore the linked pages and posts to discover fun, easy ways to grow your future reader.

At the library we have books, music, storytimes and librarians excited to help you on this adventure!


Kids looking at books


  • Talk: talking is how children learn spoken language.  They start learning at birth.

  • Sing: singing – and rhyming – help children hear the smaller sounds in words.

  • Read: reading is the single most important thing you can do to prepare a new reader.

  • Write: writing – and drawing – let children represent ideas and words.  It begins with scribbling.

  • Play: playing is how children discover, explore and understand the world and their place in it.

Recent Posts

  • valentine

Play & Learn: Valentine’s Activity

February 4, 2016|Comments Off on Play & Learn: Valentine’s Activity

Beginning February 9, kids of all ages can stop by a Valentine's Mailbox station in the children's area and create a valentine to express their love for a [...]

Hate to Wait? Early Literacy Activities in the Waiting Room

February 2, 2016|0 Comments

Building your child's early literacy skills is something you can do throughout the regular routine of your day- in the car, at the grocery store, [...]

  • parents kissing baby

Talk, Snuggle, Read with your baby!

January 12, 2016|0 Comments

Babies learn language through social interaction when loving adults talk, coo, smile and read with them. Well before babies are able to speak, they communicate [...]

Interactive Picture Books for Preschoolers

December 22, 2015|Comments Off on Interactive Picture Books for Preschoolers

Follow the Line! Don't push the button! Open very carefully! What sounds like instructions for a busy preschooler are actually picture book titles, and following [...]