Early Literacy

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Every Child Ready to Read

Current research on early literacy and brain development indicates that it is never too early to prepare children for success as readers. Parents of newborns, toddlers and preschoolers must be informed of their critical role as their children’s first teacher. The Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children, have incorporated the latest research into a series of parent and caregiver workshops to provide public libraries with vital tools to help prepare parents for their critical role as their child’s first teacher.

Become a partner in Every Child Ready to Read @ your library.

Douglas County Libraries / Storytimes

The Public Library Association has identified six skills that when taught and reinforced from ages 0 to 5 are linked to greater Kindergarten readiness. Douglas County Libraries has committed to reinforce these skills during the Storytimes offered at the various library locations. Storytimes are based on the American Library Association’s Every Child Ready to Read approach to early literacy.
Link to your local library for Storytimes www.dcl.org

Have fun helping your child become a lifelong learner with StoryBlocks!

Did you know that parents who sing and talk with their children are building reading readiness and making a difference in lifelong learning?
Interested in learning about other activities that will help your children learn and grow?
If so, check out StoryBlocks.org ( http://storyblocks.org/ )!