Early Learning Begins With You
You have been your child's teacher from the day he or she was born. You know more about your child than anyone else. You are in the best position to help your child get ready to read because:
Five Practices of Reading Readiness
Young children need to master these five important skills before they are ready to learn to read.
Why is it so important for children to get ready to read before they start school?
Children who enter kindergarten with pre-reading skills have an advantage. They can focus on learning to read instead of first learning essential pre-reading skills. Children who start kindergarten ready to read have greater success throughout their school years.
How does the library support early learning?
Each of our libraries has an early learning activity center with toys that help develop reading readiness in a fun way.
Our early learning programs include Toddler Time, Preschool Storytime, Play and Learn, and science programs for the very young.
And of course the library has thousands of delightful picture books including sturdy board books for the very young.
Send any comments or questions to Tammy LaPlante.