Reading together shared reading is the single most important way to help children get ready to read. It increases vocabulary and general knowledge, and helps children develop an interest in learning to read themselves.
Help your child be ready to read with these simple activities every day.
Looking for more ways to encourage reading?
Encourage reading with these books.
Encourage reading with these stories.
The Library offers storytimes at all three locations which incorporate these early literacy practices.
Find audio recordings of rhymes and video of storytimes that you and your child can enjoy at home. You might also try creating your own puppets or flannels to go with the stories.
Find lists of great book recommendations prepared by our children's librarians.
Find out more about early literacy in this video on the Six Early Literacy Skills by one of our own librarians.
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