Building Literacy

1 11, 2016

Read, Write, Play, Sing & Talk @ the Library

November 1st, 2016|Building Literacy|

The five early literacy practices get your child ready to read, are easy, fun, and can be done right in our Preschool Pavilion!

Read: This one is kind of a no-brainer, since you’re surrounded by books! Check out the Picture Book Notebook for booklists by subject matter. Choose a book, and

14 01, 2016

Preschool & Early Childhood Fair at DPL

January 14th, 2016|Building Literacy, Programs and Events|

As parents of young children, we have all navigated a variety of issues. Remember sleep training? Did you use Ferber or Weissbluth? Introducing vegetables? Broccoli, meet floor! The potty? To bribe or not to bribe, that is the question. If you’re like me, you probably consulted books here at the

12 11, 2015

Building Literacy: The 5 Practices (Part 3 of 3)

November 12th, 2015|Building Literacy|

In this series, we have been examining practices that will help you raise a reader:  reading, writing, singing, playing and talking. These easy- and fun-to-do practices are the early literacy building blocks. Today’s post on writing may surprise you, as there’ll be very little writing involved!

Write with your child.

20 10, 2015

Building Literacy: The 5 Practices (Part 2 of 3)

October 20th, 2015|Building Literacy|

A few months ago, I wrote about the building blocks of literacy:  five practices that will help get your child ready to read! These practices couldn’t be easier or more fun:  you just read, write, sing, play and talk with your child. In this post, we’ll look at the

25 08, 2015

Building Literacy: The 5 Practices (Part 1 of 3)

August 25th, 2015|Building Literacy|

The building blocks of literacy are five practices that are fun, easy-to-do, and – the best news is – you’re already doing them! Yep, you heard right:  if you play, talk, sing, write, and read to your child, you have already put the building blocks of literacy in place.