5 Ways to Prepare for Reading

Reading isn't just about knowing letters & words. Learning to read actually starts with building basic life skills, such as putting thoughts into words, recognizing sounds and building the muscles in fingers and wrists for writing.

Practice with your baby, toddler or preschooler every day to help build the following early literacy skills.

  1. Read
  2. Sing
  3. Play
  4. Talk
  5. Write

Want some guidance? Stop by a storytime at the library to get some tips from the pros.

Early Literacy Kits

Borrow an early literacy kit full of books, songs, toys and activities to help build early literacy skills with your favorite baby, toddler or preschooler. 

Great for parents, teachers and homeschoolers of kids ages birth to 5. Learn more.

Early Literacy Map

Visitors can use this map to help guide babies, toddlers and preschoolers ages 0-5 through various early literacy activities throughout the library.

Subscriptions for Reading Preparation

Events & Classes (Storytime)

Sign Up for the Imagination Library

Fill your home library with books that will inspire a love of reading.

Free for kids up to age 5. Learn more.

Websites about Early Literacy

    Other Useful Guides

    Find more useful resources for teaching your child early literacy skills.

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