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Reading with kids makes them more likely to succeed in school

Reading Aloud & Early Literacy

Reading helps children learn:

  • Letters and their sounds

  • Phonological awareness (rhyming; breaking down words into sounds)

  • Narrative skills and comprehension

  • Background knowledge (learning about the world around them)

  • Vocabulary

  • Print awareness (the way a book is organized; learning that print has meaning; loving books)

In other words, reading aloud can teach children all the oral language components they need to know in order to become successful readers. But perhaps the most important thing reading out loud can teach children is a love of reading. If the reading aloud experience is fun and pleasurable, a child will want to learn to read and will work hard to learn, even if it is sometimes a struggle. So...

HOW we read with young children is every bit as important - or more important! - as how often we read with them.Reading with your child makes reading fun for them!

For example:

  • If children are actively involved in the reading aloud experience, they learn more early literacy skills - and it's more fun!

  • Talk, talk, talk - about the story and the pictures. Encourage your child to participate with repeated phrases, animal sounds, and so on. Ask your child what is happening in the pictures or to predict what will happen next. If something in the story or the pictures prompts a memory in your child's life, talk about it! Have a conversation around the book and always keep it fun!

Here are three great ways to read aloud with a child:

Dialogic Reading

Shared Reading

Picture Book Walk

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!

everybody says meow book cover Title:
Everybody Says Meow by Constance Lombardo

Skills:
• Vocabulary
• Print Awareness
• Background Knowledge

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the book with toy animals to practice sounds and memory recall!

watch this Book Cover Title:
Watch This! by Jane Godwin, Hilary Walker, Beci Orpin

Skills:
• Vocabulary
• Background Knowledge
• Letter Knowledge

Practices:
• Talking
• Reading
• Playing

Extend the Book with simple games and letter practice!

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

Preschool Events
Wed, Aug 05, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Fri, Aug 07, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sat, Aug 08, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, Aug 09, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Aug 11, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Wed, Aug 12, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Fri, Aug 14, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sat, Aug 15, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, Aug 16, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
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Tue, Aug 18, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Wed, Aug 19, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Fri, Aug 21, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sat, Aug 22, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, Aug 23, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
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Tue, Aug 25, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Wed, Aug 26, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Fri, Aug 28, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sat, Aug 29, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sun, Aug 30, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
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Tue, Sep 01, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, Sep 02, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Family Events
Thu, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Registration opens Thursday, August 6 2020 at 9:00am