Did you know that letting your baby chew on books can help her learn to read and write?
It's true! Exploring books even just chewing on them is an early literacy skill. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read or write. It's the laying of a strong foundation so when children are taught to read and write, they'll be ready.
The development of early literacy skills through early experiences with books and stories is critically linked to your child's success in learning to read. The earlier you begin reading to your child, the better language and reading skills she will develop, and the more regular reading will be in your child's life.
Worthington Libraries' mission is to encourage lifelong learning. Because positive learning experiences at an early age pave the way for future success in school and life, the Library offers lots of programs and resources designed to not only foster a love of reading in the youngest of children, but also teach early childhood literacy skills to parents and caregivers.
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