early literacy

Mar
20

9 Books to read if you love Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The books in the World of Eric Carle series feature his signature collage-style artwork, with the bright and colorful illustrations his fans have come to love.

By Laura | books
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Jul
20

Kids’ Music You’ll Actually Enjoy

Avoid earworms and check out these 8 albums! This is kids’ music the whole family can enjoy.

By staffwriter | Early literacy
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Jul
15

4 Bright and Colorful Picture Books

We recommend bright and colorful picture books to engage your child. Use our tips to help your child get ready to read.

By staffwriter | Early literacy
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Jul
12

Kindergarten Readiness: Writing Skills

It's important to help your child gain kindergarten readiness skills! Writing goes hand-in-hand with reading and both skill help children make the connection between spoken language and information communication. Did you know that "pre-writing" is an important step on the way to learning to write?  Practicing fine motor skill development through pre-writing activities helps children [...]
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May
24

Prepare your Child for Success as a Reader

Help your child become aware of and comfortable with books and language. You’re getting them ready to learn to read! It’s never too early to prepare your child for success as a reader. Research shows that children who are read to from an early age have a larger vocabulary, have better language skills when they […]

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Jun
08

Podcast: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Welcome to another episode of the Booklovers Podcast. During this episode, Andrea and I talk to Cara from our Amelia Branch Library about our early  literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Cara also shares a curated list of some of her favorite children’s books! Please rate and review our podcast. It helps other listeners discover […]

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Apr
13

Booklovers Podcast: Ready to Read Literacy Kits

Welcome to another episode of the Booklovers Podcast. This week, Andrea and I welcome Cara, a youth librarian from our Amelia Branch Library to the podcast. Cara talks about a great early literacy resource, our Ready to Read Literacy Kits or as she describes them – storytime in a bag! Ready to Read Literacy Kits […]

By Laura | Podcast
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Jun
05

6 Awesome & Simple Ways to Help Kids Learn to Read

As a parent, you’re incredibly busy. You know how important it is to prepare your child to read but fitting in one more thing, even such an important one, can feel overwhelming. I have good news! You’re already helping your child get ready to read without even knowing it. Before they learn how to read, […]

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