Made possible, in part, by a grant from the Littler Youth Fund, High Plains Library District is joining libraries across the country that follow the national initiative offered by 1000BooksBeforeKindergrarten.org. This is a multi-year reading program designed to support parents of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. This program is ideal for parents to track reading and know that every book they read with their child is moving toward his or her future success. It develops a very solid foundation for children to be ready for school while at the same time, fosters a love of reading in their household.
Reading together, or shared reading, remains the single most effective way to help children become proficient readers. These activity cards are a great resource for tips and ideas for reading activities to do with your child.
Writing and reading go together. Writing helps children learn that letters and words stand for sounds and that print has meaning. Use these activity cards for tips and simple writing activities that you can do with your child anywhere anytime.
Singing – which also includes rhyming – increases children’s awareness of and sensitivity to the sounds in words. This helps prepare children to decode print. Use these activity cards for new ideas for fun new singing activities to do with your child.
Talking helps develop children’s oral language skills, one of the most critical early literacy skills. Children learn new words and concepts during conversations. Use these activity cards for talking activities and tips to help your child develop important literacy skills through talking.
Playing is one of the primary ways young children learn about the world. General knowledge is an important literacy skill that helps children understand books and stories once they begin to read. Check out these early literacy cards for tips and fun activities that you can do with your child.