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Every Child Ready to Read

You can help your child succeed at reading long before they are ever ready to sound out words on their own. Building your child's early literacy skills will set them on the path to success! The skills are:

Print Awareness:
Noticing print everywhere
Phonological Awareness:
Knowing sounds
Narrative Skills:
Knowing how stories work
Letter Knowledge:
Naming letters and their sounds
Knowing lots of words
Background Knowledge:
Knowing about the world all around

How do you build these skills? Here are five fun, free, and easy ways:

Every Child Ready to Read Practices Logo: TalkingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: SingingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: ReadingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: WritingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: Playing

Click each to learn more! 

We also recommend signing up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and Imagination Library, two LCPL initiatives that reward young readers!

This Month's Featured Reads!

LCPL staff have selected these books because kids love them and they help build important pre-reading skills. Check them out today!

Want more hand-picked kids' books? You can request a surprise bag of kids' books for curbside pickup! 

 book cover Title:
Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett

• Print Awareness
• Narrative Skills
• Vocabulary 
• Letter Knowledge
• Print Motivation

• Talking
• Reading
• Playing
• Writing

Extend the book with a counting activity!
Book Cover Title:
Whose Egg is That? by Darrin P. Lunde

• Print Motivation
• Narrative Skills
• Vocabulary
• Letter Knowledge

• Reading
• Playing
• Talking

Extend the Book with a themed sensory bin!
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