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Early Literacy
Color_Words_TM.pngWhat is Early Literacy? You provide opportunities for learning through everyday experiences with your child - including talking, reading, singing, writing, and playing. Mindful interactions through these experiences help your child develop knowledge about reading, writing, and learning. Your child’s knowledge about the world will also expand the more you read, talk, sing, write and play together.

There are a variety of early literacy skills you can help your child develop, including vocabulary, letter knowledge, print awareness, print motivation, phonological awareness, and narrative skills.


 Here are some things you can do at the library for free to help support your child's early literacy development:
  Early Literacy Resources at the Library.


How to Help Your Child Learn

Shower your child with love, positive language, and attention to foster his or her learning. Your child needs to feel the safety you offer through caring interactions in order to develop early literacy skills at home before attending school. Practicing early literacy is easy and fun and it doesn't cost any money.

Early Literacy Video

Watch a short Early Literacy Skills Video at Worthington Public Libraries to learn more about the six early literacy skills listed above.

Earlier is Easier
The first three years of a child’s life are crucial for developing intellectual and motor skills that will be used for the rest of their lives. In fact 80% of the brain is developed by age three. It’s so easy to begin the interactions that will make a lifelong difference for your child. Engage your child in ways that promote healthy development. Simple activities such as reading, singing, talking, playing, writing and laughing contribute to a child’s well-being when introduced and practiced from birth to three years of age. The earlier a child engages in these activities, the better they will succeed. Learn more about early literacy, child development, activities to do with your child and more at Earlier is Easier.

Early Literacy Helpful Links
To find out more about early literacy and how to develop early literacy skills with your child, click on the following to view a brochure with fun ideas to try with your child: