August 29, 2014

Early Literacy

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The Stark County District Library is dedicated to promoting early literacy by providing valuable information on the six pre-reading skills to parents, caregivers and educators through outreach and innovative library programs. 

What is Early Literacy?
Early literacy is the knowledge your child has about reading/writing before he/she is actually able to read or write. The development of early literacy skills, such as how to hold a book or listening to stories, are critically linked to a child’s success in learning to read.


Upcoming Events:



February Activity Calendar:

Click on the calendar to print a page-sized version.

Check Out These Great Links for Early Reading:  

·         The Center for Early Literacy Learning

·         Reach Out and Read

·         Zero to Three

·         Get Ready to Read

·         Starfall

·         Your local branch of the Stark County District Library



Booklists Based on the Six Pre-Reading Skills:


1. ABC's
2. Words
3. Sounds  4. Storytelling
5. Loving Books 6. Using Books


Download our Born to Read Flip Books and start reading with your child today!

Ages 0-3          Ages 3-5

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"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
~Emilie Buchwald