early literacy Tag

It's Good To Reread Your Child's Favorite Book Sometimes children want to hear the same story over and over again. That’s normal and developmentally appropriate. Children are taking in something new each time they hear it, according to research and articles such as "The Benefits of...

Enjoy a wintery twist on a classic sensory bin! Materials a tray, preferably white white glitter white table salt Optional: a stick, pencil, or other writing tool Directions Mix the salt and glitter and sprinkle on the tray, covering it completely. Encourage your child to write or draw in...

As you work on learning numbers and letters with your young child, don’t forget to spend some time developing their emotional literacy as well. Emotional literacy refers to a child’s ability to identify emotions. When a child can label emotions like happy, sad, mad, surprised, worried,...

In the library world, we follow Every Child Ready to Read, an early literacy initiative consisting of five concepts: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, Play. Using these key words, parents and caregivers can direct activities to help young children develop the skills that will someday lead...

  If you want to connect with your kids and encourage their curiosity, try asking them open-ended questions! Often when adults talk to children, we ask questions with specific answers: “Did you have a good day at school?” “What is your favorite color?” “Do you want...

We love posting Early Lit Tips on Facebook, focusing on the five practices of the Every Child Ready to Read Initiative: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, and Play. Here are a few of our recent favorite #earlylit tips!   Read The more stories you read aloud, the more words...

It's valuable for children to draw and scribble from a young age, because it helps develop fine motor skills. Process art, which is often included in early literacy programs at PGTPL, can help children develop those skills. Process Art Experiences Although children enjoy many kinds of art,...

Did you know that reading to your children is one of the most powerful ways to boost their brain power? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills, such as understanding letter sounds, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background...

Tot Tuesday is every Tuesday at 10:00, designed especially for 2 and 3-year-olds with an emphasis on fun as well as early literacy experiences. Three times a month it's an active storytime; the other Tuesday(s) it's a simple process craft. What's a toddler storytime like? Last...

The library has spaces and activities for people of all different ages. With young children, there's a focus on early literacy; that is, helping children be ready to learn to read. Since 2004, we have incorporated the American Library Association initiative Every Child Ready to Read  in...

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