There are five basic practices that help preschool children get ready to read. They are: reading, writing, singing, playing and talking. Early literacy kits provide a convenient and fun way to include these practices in your everyday routine. Each kit contains five age appropriate books, to read and talk about, a music Cd for singing and listening, a list of songs and fingerplays and a toy. All of the items reflect a particular theme. So, if your child likes animals we have a kit for that. If she likes gardening, we have a kit for that and we will be adding more themed kits in the future.
These kits can be checked out at your local branch library for twenty-eight days just like a book. We have kits for children ages 0-2 years and 3-5 years old. If you can’t find a theme you like at your branch, ask the librarians to show you how to browse the different themes on our library catalog and order one from another branch.