Early Literacy

Home>Kids>Early Literacy

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!

THE SKILLS

Kids looking at books

BUILD THE SKILLS

    • 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

  • preschool power image

Preschool Power STEM Storytime- Cookies and Math!

January 2, 2019|Comments Off on Preschool Power STEM Storytime- Cookies and Math!

Today we read books about cookies and had a little math fun, as well. Preschool age kids are learning math concepts all the time and [...]

  • preschool power image

Preschool Power STEM Storytime- Snow!

January 2, 2019|Comments Off on Preschool Power STEM Storytime- Snow!

We read picture books about snow. Even simple stories offer lots of opportunities to talk about basic STEM concepts. What is the weather outside today? [...]

  • happy girl smiling

Recommended Read-Alouds for Preschoolers

December 19, 2018|Comments Off on Recommended Read-Alouds for Preschoolers

These are some books that my own children have enjoyed as they were growing up and I wanted to share them with you.  I hope [...]

Baby and Toddler Favorites

December 5, 2018|Comments Off on Baby and Toddler Favorites

As a youth librarian and a parent of a boy and girl, I have observed the books that my children enjoyed as they were growing [...]