Children learn language and other literacy skills by listening to their parents and others talk. Make sure your child has lots of opportunities to talk with you, not just listen to you talk.
Help your child be ready to read with these simple activities every day.
Looking for more ways to encourage talking?
Encourage talking with these books.
Encourage talking with this story.
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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