Library Storytimes are an excellent way to help children develop skills in all of the areas of school readiness.
AGE 0-5 IS AN EXCITING & CRITICAL TIME OF LEARNING!
The Clermont County Public Library wants to help families by providing them the tools they need to get their children school-ready. In addition to books, books and more books, explore the other great resources the Library offers!
Little ones develop language and pre-literacy skills from birth. You can help build toward a bright future of reading skills by incorporating simple practices into their daily routine at meals, diaper changes, bath time, etc. that will be fun for your child while also teaching early literacy skills.
|Children learn about language by listening to other people talk and joining in the conversation. Talk about daily tasks and activities together.|
|Because of their rhyme and rhythm, songs are a natural way to learn about language. Sing, rhyme and play music daily. Make up silly songs.|
|Writing is anything from scribbles to drawing pictures and finally writing letters. It connects fine motor skills with the understanding that written words have meaning.|
|Pretend and dramatic play are fun ways to develop skills. Play helps children think symbolically, so they understand that spoken and written words can stand for real things.|
|Reading books with your child is the most important way to get them ready to read. It increases vocabulary and understanding of how books work. Children who enjoy being read to become more eager to learn to read. Read together every day.|
Resources @ Clermont Library
The Clermont Library offers various resources to help your child learn important pre-reading skills that will help them to be school-ready.
Each kit contains five books, a toy, and activities to help reinforce pre-reading skills & basic concepts.
New Preschool Books
DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY
Sign up children under 5 to receive a free book each month
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
Start your child on the path to success.
Log books and celebrate!
This exciting early literacy resource is offered at each Library branch
WORLD BOOK EARLY WORLD OF LEARNING
Find educational videos, games, stories and activities for preschoolers
School Readiness Skills
Based on a survey of Clermont County teachers, these are the top ﬁve skills that new kindergartners need but often lack.
By talking, singing, writing, playing and reading with your child each day you can help them master these skills and be school-ready.
Recognizing and naming letters
Letter & Word Sounds
Knowing letters represent sounds
Recognizing the sounds that make up words
Fine Motor Skills
Developing the small muscles in the hands
Ability to use writing tools and scissors
Managing Emotions & Self-Control
Learning to control thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
Ability to express emotions appropriately
Knowing Books & Stories
Knowing how a book works
Understanding the basic story structure