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Reading with kids makes them more likely to succeed in school

Reading Aloud & Early Literacy

Reading helps children learn:

  • Letters and their sounds

  • Phonological awareness (rhyming; breaking down words into sounds)

  • Narrative skills and comprehension

  • Background knowledge (learning about the world around them)

  • Vocabulary

  • Print awareness (the way a book is organized; learning that print has meaning; loving books)

In other words, reading aloud can teach children all the oral language components they need to know in order to become successful readers. But perhaps the most important thing reading out loud can teach children is a love of reading. If the reading aloud experience is fun and pleasurable, a child will want to learn to read and will work hard to learn, even if it is sometimes a struggle. So...

HOW we read with young children is every bit as important - or more important! - as how often we read with them.Reading with your child makes reading fun for them!

For example:

  • If children are actively involved in the reading aloud experience, they learn more early literacy skills - and it's more fun!

  • Talk, talk, talk - about the story and the pictures. Encourage your child to participate with repeated phrases, animal sounds, and so on. Ask your child what is happening in the pictures or to predict what will happen next. If something in the story or the pictures prompts a memory in your child's life, talk about it! Have a conversation around the book and always keep it fun!

Here are three great ways to read aloud with a child:

Dialogic Reading

Shared Reading

Picture Book Walk

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! 

the little rabbit who wanted red wings book cover Title:
The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

Skills:
• Narrative Skills
• Vocabulary

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the book with rabbit rhymes!
late for school Book Cover Title:
Late for School! by Stephanie Calmenson

Skills:
• Phonological Awareness
• Print Awareness
• Background Knowledge

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the Book by making a paper plate clock!

TumbleBook of the Day (by Indiana State Library and Tumblebooks)

Preschool Events
Fri, Oct 02, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sat, Oct 03, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sun, Oct 04, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
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Tue, Oct 06, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Tue, Oct 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Wed, Oct 07, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Wed, Oct 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Fri, Oct 09, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sun, Oct 11, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
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Tue, Oct 13, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Wed, Oct 14, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Fri, Oct 16, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sun, Oct 18, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
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Tue, Oct 20, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Tue, Oct 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Wed, Oct 21, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Fri, Oct 23, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sun, Oct 25, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
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Tue, Oct 27, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Wed, Oct 28, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Thu, Oct 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Fri, Oct 30, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Family Events
Thu, Oct 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Oct 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Tue, Oct 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Wed, Oct 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Wed, Oct 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Mon, Oct 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Registration opens Monday, October 5 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, Oct 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Wed, Oct 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Oct 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Thu, Oct 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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