early literacy

May
24

Prepare your Child for Success as a Reader

Help your child become aware of and comfortable with books and language. You’re getting them ready to learn to read! It’s never too early to prepare your child for success as a reader. Research shows that children who are read to from an early age have a larger vocabulary, have better language skills when they […]

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Jun
08

Podcast: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Welcome to another episode of the Booklovers Podcast. During this episode, Andrea and I talk to Cara from our Amelia Branch Library about our early  literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Cara also shares a curated list of some of her favorite children’s books! She mentions TeachingBooks.Net as a way to discover how authors’ names […]

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Apr
13

Booklovers Podcast: Ready to Read Literacy Kits

Welcome to another episode of the Booklovers Podcast. This week, Andrea and I welcome Cara, a youth librarian from our Amelia Branch Library to the podcast. Cara talks about a great early literacy resource, our Ready to Read Literacy Kits or as she describes them – storytime in a bag! Ready to Read Literacy Kits […]

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Jul
31

Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

Updated from an August 2015 post. August is back to school time for kids and their parents. Kindergarteners are a special group since they’re making that trip for the first time. We’re sharing ideas and resources to help your kids get ready for kindergarten. According to the Ohio Department of Education, “children need to be […]

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Jun
05

6 Awesome & Simple Ways to Help Kids Learn to Read

As a parent, you’re incredibly busy. You know how important it is to prepare your child to read but fitting in one more thing, even such an important one, can feel overwhelming. I have good news! You’re already helping your child get ready to read without even knowing it. Before they learn how to read, […]

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Aug
15

It’s Time for Kindergarten!

Soon the sweltering sunniness of summer will give way to cool, crisp days, a colorful cacophony of leaves, and the smell of bonfires in the evening air. For some, the end of summer will herald the beginning of a new phase of childhood — schoolchild. Ready or not, here comes Kindergarten! How do you, as a parent, deal with […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Bear Snores On

Our Youth Services staff members recommend a picture book each week. Enjoy the book with your child as you get one book closer to finishing the 1,000  Books Before Kindergarten Challenge. Build on those literacy skills! [bctt tweet=”Reading more likely to determine if a child does well at school than socioeconomic background. “] Bear Snores […]

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Apr
10

Picture Book of the Week: That Is Not a Good Idea

Our Youth Services staff members recommend a picture book each week. Enjoy the book with your child as you get one book closer to finishing the 1,000  Books Before Kindergarten Challenge. Build on those literacy skills! That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems: A surprising lesson about the importance of listening to one’s […]

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