Storytime To Go: E is for Early Literacy
The 5 most important things parents and caregivers can do to support their child’s early literacy learning.
Talk Talking with children helps them learn to express themselves with language.
Sing Singing, which often includes rhymes, helps children become aware of sounds in language. This will help them decode words when they learn to read.
Read Do you know the best way to help your children become successful readers? Read to and with them from birth!
Write Through writing, children realize that sounds are represented by letters and words and that text means something.
Play Children learn about the world through play. The knowledge they gain from playing helps children comprehend what they read.
The above information is from Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library, 2nd Edition; ALSC/PLA, 2011. Print. More information can be found at www.everychildreadytoread.org.
Winter Play & Learn Classes
What: Participant in weekly classes for parents or caregivers and toddlers/preschoolers (ages 1-5) led by Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley parent educators.
When: Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. January 9 – March 5
Where: Prescott Public Library located at 800 Borner St. N Prescott, WI
How: Registration required. Space is limited. Call Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley at 715-684-4440 to register beginning December 16.
Why: Play & Learn provides an opportunity for toddlers and preschoolers to interact with their parents and other children their age. This includes parent-child play, snack, story, songs, activities, and parent discussion.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Our early literacy program for young children is designed to encourage families to make reading aloud a habit. Reading aloud is the single most effective thing parents and caregivers can do to help their children get ready to read when they start school.
This program is for children from birth until they start kindergarten. Children in the 4K program are eligible to participate.
Stop in the library to sign your child up and receive the packet to complete the program!
Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Children of all ages and reading levels are welcome!
Reading sessions take place in a quiet, comfortable area. The child picks out a book that they would like to read, and sits down next to the dog and handler and reads.
Registration required. Give us a call to set up a time! Sessions are broken up into 15 minute time slots.
Create a monthly LEGO challenge. We have the LEGOs you bring your imaginations!
3rd Tuesday of every month
Malone Elementary & Intermediate Schools Media Center
Take a look at the educational software and websites kids are able to access during their time in the media center.