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 next ECRR Practice we will explore is Reading. This is the most crucial practice you can do to help a child’s early literacy development! The best way to prepare a child for reading is to start reading to them at birth! We encourage you to keep all reading interactions a positive experience. EVPL’s Board Book Collection is a great starting point for reading with a baby because these books are specifically designed for our littlest readers. As a child grows older and starts moving on their own, it is ok if they are moving around as you read to them. Even if they are jumping up and down, they are still listening to you read aloud. Reading with a child will help them learn about story structure, print awareness, letter knowledge, and phonological awareness. Read every day!
Erika is a cardigan-loving Hufflepuff that enjoys the Cubs, reading, and walks with her husband.
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