baby-5953965Reading is the single most important skill you can teach your child, and it starts with early literacy. Early literacy is what children know about reading before they actually learn to read. Experts tie strong early literacy skills to a successful adulthood.

It’s never too early to start! Literacy starts at birth, when parents and other caring adults spend time talking, singing, reading, scribbling, and playing with their children. Every time you talk with your child, you are building their language skills.

Through book collections, story times, summer library programs, literacy kits, and more, Beloit Public Library and other libraries of the Arrowhead Library System are committed to helping babies and children develop the pre-reading skills that will help them be ready to enter kindergarten.

Join Beloit Public Library for the following programs that will not only keep your child active and stimulated, but also help to build those early literacy skills. Click on each of the program titles below to access details of each offering.

MONDAYS: Music and Movement Story Time – 10:00 a.m.
Develop early literacy skills with music, dancing, yoga, singing, and stories. Ages 3-6.

TUESDAYS: ABC Playgroup – 10:00 a.m.
Develop early literacy skills with singing and stories while we learn the alphabet. Ages 3-4.

WEDNESDAYS: Preschool Story Time – 10:00 a.m.
Stories, songs, and fun! Ages 0-6 and younger; siblings always welcome.

THURSDAYS: Baby Play Date – Every Thursday, 10:00 a.m.
Connect with other new parents while we engage with Baby through simple songs and stories. Ages 0-2.

FRIDAYS: Toddler Yoga – 10:00 a.m.
Connect with other new parents while we engage with Baby through simple songs and stories. Ages 0-4.

 

FUN WAYS TO BUILD EARLY LITERACY

Join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!
Click here for more information.

Read along with animated picture books from Tumblebooks!
Click here to access the collection.

Read dual-language books from LOTE!
Click here to access the collection.

Learn how to read together effectively, and do it often!
Click here to learn some tips.

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