Every Child Ready to Read is a parent education initiative from the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children.
In an effort to further develop early literacy skills, PLA and ALSC concluded that public libraries could have a greater impact by educating parents and caregivers. By giving parents and caregivers lessons about the importance of early literacy and hot to develop pre-reading skills at home, the efforts of public libraries is multiplied.
The third ECRR Practice we will explore is Writing. Children become aware that printed letters stand for spoken words when they discover and learn about Writing. Reading and Writing really go together, but we will talk a lot more about Reading next week. The best way for children to learn and experience Writing is by scribbling. When your child is still a baby, you can get them ready for scribbling by developing their fine motor skills. This can be done using songs with hand motions like Itsy Bitsy Spider and giving them manipulatives (i.e. scarves, rattles) to shake while singing. Allow your child to use the hand they are most comfortable with when they start picking up objects. Scribbles will evolve into letters, words, and more! Children learn that their scribbles have meaning.
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