Did you know that children are learning how to read and write in infancy? The organization Zero to Three defines literacy as "what children know about communication, verbal and nonverbal language, reading, and writing before they can actually read and write": Early experiences with stories, rhymes, songs, play, and scribbling help your child be more successful when he or she enters school and encourage a lifelong love of reading.
The following links provide activities, health information and resources to help pave the way for reading fluency and school readiness in young children.
- Sight Words - teaching Phonemic Awareness (also called Pre-Phonics) to children.
- News for Parents - Updated daily, providing clear, concise, jargon-free news and information related to children's health, development and education.
- PBS Parents - Parents guides, advice and information on how young children learn.
- Reading Rockets - The early years are learning years, and informative article.
- Zero to Three: National center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families - Information on how early literacy skills begin in the early years.
Come visit us in storytime! Every session we engage in Every Child Ready to Read's five main early literacy practices to help your child grow: talking, writing, reading, playing, and singing.
We have storytimes for children of all ages. View our schedule to find the session that best for your family.
New to storytimes? Check out our tips for parents and caregivers Storytime Tips for Parents and Caregivers