Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library
Early literacy is what children understand about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. The building blocks of language and literacy form in the first three years of a child’s life. Early childhood experiences impact how a child’s brain will develop. Early literacy skills include:
- Being interested in and enjoying books
- Knowing the names of things, noticing letters and words, knowing how to handle a book, knowing how to follow words on a page
- Being able to describe things and events and tell a story
- Knowing that letters have names and sound different from each other
- Hearing and playing with the smaller sounds in words
Reading, playing, talking, singing, and writing are the five practices that stimulate the growth of a child’s brain and make the connections that will become the foundation for reading. Click on the links below for more information on these practices. Included in these packets are research, available library resources and suggestions about how you can get your child ready to read!