Every Child Ready to Read Offered at Area Libraries

James V Brown Library Offers Every Child Ready to Read Trainings

James V Brown Library Offers Every Child Ready to Read Trainings

The James V. Brown Library will be offering “Every Child Ready to Read” Pt. 1, a fun informative workshop that focuses on the importance of sharing books with children in a way that will help them get ready for school and most importantly learn to love reading. “Every Child Ready to Read” Pt. 2 will be offered in the spring of 2009.

Anyone who has young children or works closely with young children on a day-to-day basis knows that the early childhood years (birth-5 years) are the most crucial. Children who are read to at an early age (and this means as early as birth) have more advanced language skills, a greater interest in books and enjoy reading activities to a greater extent. A child’s interest in reading is an important predictor of later reading achievement and school readiness as well.

The James V. Brown Library’s “Every Child Ready to Read” workshops will define early literacy, explain how it relates to current brain research, and why early literacy development is so important by introducing six pre-reading skills that help children get ready to read. These pre-reading skills include: Print Motivation, Print Awareness, Narrative Skills, Vocabulary, Letter Knowledge and Phonological Awareness. In addition, ideas will be offered to make book sharing an ENJOYABLE and educational experience.

Participants will have the opportunity to join in singing and acting out some wonderful children’s books, songs and rhymes. Some of these include I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Five Little Ducks, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and much, much more! Tons of ideas for developmentally appropriate books, songs and rhymes will be provided so that participants can share them with the children in their care. Everyone who participates will receive a FREE book, and a chance to win a gift basket full of lots of fun stuff, AND a $50 Target gift card.

The best part is that these programs are absolutely FREE, and can benefit EVERYONE!

You must register for these workshops. This program is a partnership between the James V. Brown Library and the Central Regional Key.

For more information, or to register, contact Beth Smith, Family Place Coordinator at 323-7705 ex. 138.

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