Early literacy

Every child ready to read!

Worthington Libraries can help your child get ready to read. Learn more about early literacy practices and get ideas for easy activities that you and your child can enjoy throughout the day— at home, in the car or anywhere you and your child spend time together.

What is early literacy?

Baby readingEarly literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read or write.

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, and they have greater success throughout their school years.

You have been your child's teacher from the day he or she was born. It's never too early or too late to help your child develop language and other early literacy skills. Here are five of the best ways for children to get ready to read.