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 first skill we are focusing on is Talking. Babies learn language from the very beginning. Even as infants, they are listening, and their brain is learning language. Talk to your child throughout the day by describing actions, items in the home, and telling stories. As they grow older, they start to respond with their own sounds. Listening and responding back encourages talking and language development. When your child grows even older, talk, listen, and answer all of their questions. The more words they learn, the larger their vocabulary becomes, and it will make reading easier and help them give meaning to what they are reading!
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