Children - Pre-Readers

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Storytime Schedule: for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers and their Caregivers

  Evening Family Storytime  - Wed. Dec. 9 @ 6:30

   More Than Storytime  - Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 @ 10:00am: Come for a story and activity stations geared for 2-5 year olds. We will read a story and then you can go through the stations at your own pace.

 Library Playgroup -  Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00am during the school year. For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.  

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What is Early Literacy? 

  Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they are actually able to read and write. Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school.5  Early Literacy Skills to Help your Child get ready to read

 Help your child get ready to read by talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. These activities help to develop pre-reading skills that will help your child grow to love books and reading. For more information on pre-reading skills please see: Every Child Ready To Read Six Pre-Reading Skills (PDF)

Every Child Ready To Read at Your Library

Colorado Talking Books Library A free service to Coloradans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical or learning disabilities whether permanent or temporary. CTBL provides audio, Braille and large-print books and magazines.

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Reading Tips for Parents (English)

Reading Tips for Parents (Spanish) 

Get Ready for Kindgergarten (English)

Get Ready for Kindergarten (Spanish)

Mem Fox's 10 Read Aloud Commandments

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The Importance of Play 

There’s a lot happening during playtime. Little ones are lifting, dropping, looking, pouring, bouncing, hiding, building, knocking down, and more. Children are busy when they’re playing. And, more than that, they are learning. They are learning key scientific concepts, such as what sinks and floats; mathematical concepts, including how to balance blocks to build a tower; and literacy skills, such as trying out new vocabulary or storytelling skills as children “act out” different roles. Play is the true work of childhood.
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And when your children play with you, they are also learning—that they are loved and important and that they are fun to be around. These social-emotional skills give them the self-esteem and self-confidence they need to continue building loving and supportive relationships all their lives. 


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