Early literacy tips

Baby with a book
Toddler with a book
Preschooler with a book

Worthington Libraries helps babies, toddlers and preschoolers get ready to read!

Early literacy is what kids know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

You are your child's first teacher and preparing him or her to read can be easy and fun— whether you're at home or on the go!

Five of the best ways to prepare your child to read are talking, singing, reading, writing and playing.

Use this guide to learn more about these five early literacy practices and to get ideas for easy activities that you and your baby, toddler or preschooler can enjoy throughout the day.

revised March 2016