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early literacy Tag

Young children learn a lot from music, especially when you sing to and with them. Singing is one of the five main early literacy skills: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, Play. Include singing in your everyday life with your young child, as you ride in the...

Here at PGTPL, all of our programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are focused on building early literacy skills. But why are they so important?  What are the 5 early literacy skills? Based on the Every Child Ready to Read approach, we emphasize five early literacy skills:...

Writing Starts Early! Learning to write is part of early literacy, and the process begins with the first intentional movements of a baby’s hand. Over time, babies learn how to reach for things, touch things, and pick up things. As children grow, they try to understand...

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...