early literacy

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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Jun
23

Early literacy resources: Cat Literacy Kit

All 10 of our branches have a wonderful resource for little ones called literacy kits. They’re storytimes in a bag and they’re perfect when you’re on the go!

By staffwriter | books
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Podcast: Ready to Read Festival

During this episode, Andrea and I invited Cara, the Youth Services Librarian from the Amelia Branch to talk about the upcoming Ready to Read Festival. Cara gave us the lowdown on all of the fun activities instore for everyone attending. Ready to Read Festival The Ready to Read Festival is Saturday, September 21, 2019, from […]

By Laura | Podcast
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Aug
19

Updated AWE computers

The Library is updating the AWE computer stations loaded with lots of learning activities for children between the ages of 2 and 8. These early literacy computers are loaded with fun, interactive and engaging content that spans all curriculum areas and covers all components of STREAM education. Visit your local Library today to take a […]

By Theresa Herron | 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! She mentions TeachingBooks.Net as a way to discover how authors’ names […]

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