early literacy Tag

Back to In-Person Programs While we have offered virtual programs since June 2020, in-programs for children birth through fifth grade will resume on Monday, August 9, 2021. We’re excited to welcome children and families back to the library for programming! In August and September we will offer...

From eating to writing, fine motor skills are important for all growing hands. Here are some activities to help your little one strengthen their hands, and have a ton of fun at the same time! Stacking Blocks How high can you go? Building with blocks helps with...

  Sorting and classification are great ways for children to develop and learn early literacy skills. Making a game of sorting and classification is one of the best ways to introduce these skills to your child! An interesting activity will engage them and the hands-on learning...

  As children develop their awareness of reading and language, it can be helpful to point out all of the many different ways that words are part of the world around us. Here are a few ideas to help encourage print-awareness in your child! Look at...

Storytelling for Strong Literacy Skills Did you know storytelling is a great way to engage literacy skills for children of all ages? Make it into a game by taking turns adding to the tale! Wordless picture books are perfect for this. One person tells a story about...

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...

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Per CDC guidelines, masks are recommended for all patrons in the library. Beginning Monday, August 9th, we are requiring masks for patrons and staff attending any in-person programs.