Raise Your Child to be a Reader
It's never too early to start reading to kids! You are your child's first teacher and primary role model. You can begin helping your child develop early literacy skills at birth.
What is Early Literacy?
Early literacy is everything a child knows about reading, writing, and language before he or she actually learns to read or write. Children get ready to read long before they start school. Experts have identified six essential early literacy skills that help prepare children to learn to read and write. Early literacy does not mean early reading instruction, but rather emphasizes the natural development of skills. There are a variety of fun and simple activities you can do with your child to nurture early literacy development and promote a lifelong love of reading.
Click on the skills listed below for fun ideas and simple tips on how to read, sing, talk, write, and play while promoting the development of early literacy skills.
Raise your child to be a reader by bringing them to story time at Bloomington Library! Story times are designed to be a fun learning experience to foster the development of your child's early literacy skills. Learn more about our story times by visiting our Story Time section and see a full list of programs by visiting our Programs section.
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