You are your child’s most important teacher, and we’re here to help.Our Parenting Collection is full of materials about growth and development from birth through teen years. Our youth services librarians have expertise in early literacy, child development, and children and young adult literature. We are always available to help you find just the right book, program, or information. Please ask!
For fun learning at home, check out Themebags (topics like Rhyme Time, Reptiles, Potty, New Sibling etc.). Visit WiserKids, a blog written by our youth services staff for early literacy information and tips, ideas for growing readers, and book and media recommendations for preschool and school age kids.
Language and Literacy Development in Babies and Toddlers (Birth through 2 years): Pre-reading skills begin early. Learn how to support and encourage your child’s development. Adults only, upstairs meeting rooms.
Tuesday, October 24 , 6:30-8:00 pm; No registration required.
Getting Ready to Read (3’s, 4’s, and 5’s): Pre-reading skills develop before school. Learn how to support your preschooler. Adults only, upstairs meeting rooms.
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30-8:30 pm; No registration required.
Getting ready to learn how to read begins long before children enter school. Pre-reading skills begin developing at birth and continue through the toddler and preschool years. Children who start school with strong early literacy and pre-reading skills are more successful as readers and learners.
These two workshops will introduce parents to the six critical early literacy skills that children need before they learn how to read. Each workshop will focus on the developmental stages of a specific age group as well as age appropriate books and activities that help children develop the skills. Parents will learn how children build language and early literacy skills and many ways to easily support that learning throughout their day.