Reading aloud is the single most important activity for your child's reading success.
Five a day will get your child on the way to reading success!
Early literacy is everything a child knows about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Children begin to develop literacy at birth. Chewing on a book, playing with shape sorters, reading a book over and over, scribbling, playing dress-up, singing silly songs are all part of early literacy. Parents and caregivers who understand the importance of early literacy - and who take time every day to read, talk and sing with their child, and provide them with opportunities to write and play - can help ensure their child begins school ready to read.
Librarians at the Monroe County Public Library are trained in a national early literacy initiative, "Every Child Ready to Read @ your library," which teaches parents, caregivers, and early childhood educators about these five critical practices that boost literacy skills, as well as recent brain research, and techniques for reading and selecting books for children.
Learn how you can get your child on the road to reading at an Every Child Ready to Read workshop. Workshops are free and open to the public at Monroe County Public Library. Call (812) 349-3100 for the next scheduled workshop or to request an ECRR workshop for your school or organization.