Early Literacy  (0-5)

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This program is to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers as well as encourage parent-child bonding. Reading to your child at a young age helps them develop language, literacy, and social skills.

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Starting June 1st
Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
Located at the Bandshell in Hemlock Park

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The Children's Book Bundles can be found in the window in the Children's Room. Each bundle is based on a theme and includes five picture books.

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Based on Every Child Ready to Read, TALK activities build pre-literacy skills starting from birth, such as hearing letter sounds, building hand muscles and dexterity, and recognizing letters and numbers. Activities also build STEM and social-emotional skills, to help parents make sure their children are fully prepared for a successful school experience.
Sign up to get 8-10 messages per month with fun activities
you can do at home to help prepare little ones, ages 5 and under, for school success.

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Stork Storytime focuses on the parents and teaches them the importance of early literacy skills, and empowers them to feel confident as their child's first teacher. It's never too late to develop a love for books, and it's never too early, either. Talk to a librarian for more information!

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Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

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Books are not the only way children learn. Songs, rhymes, and fingerplays also stimulate their mind. Moving their bodies and hands helps them strengthen their motor skills, focus the mind, and help them burn off some of their excess energy.

Can't find the right storytime song? Jbrary has you covered. They have many YouTube playlists that cover a range of topics such as Animals, Fingerplays and Tickles, Movement and Dancing storytime, and even Space storytime.

Looking for more songs, rhymes? This list has thousands! Find a song about bears, a rhyme about gloves, or many songs with fun props. This site even offers plenty of songs and rhymes from different countries, in many different languages.

May Early Lit Activity Calendar
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