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Every Child Ready to Read

You can help your child succeed at reading long before they are ever ready to sound out words on their own. Building your child's early literacy skills will set them on the path to success! The skills are:

Print Awareness:
Noticing print everywhere
Phonological Awareness:
Knowing sounds
Narrative Skills:
Knowing how stories work
Letter Knowledge:
Naming letters and their sounds
Knowing lots of words
Background Knowledge:
Knowing about the world all around

How do you build these skills? Here are five fun, free, and easy ways:

Every Child Ready to Read Practices Logo: TalkingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: SingingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: ReadingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: WritingEvery Child Read to Read Practices Logo: Playing

Click each to learn more! You can also read up on the Every Child Ready to Read initiative and why it works.

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!

hand hand fingers thumb book cover Title:
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins

• Phonological Awareness
• Vocabulary
• Print Awareness
• Letter Knowledge
• Background Knowledge

• Talking
• Reading
• Singing
• Playing

Extend the book with a paper drum craft!

my shape is sam Book Cover Title:
My Shape is Sam by Amanda Jackson

• Vocabulary
• Background Knowledge
• Narrative Skills

• Talking
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the Book with shapes craft!

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

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