Another one of those six skills children should have by the time they reach kindergarten is letter knowledge. Knowing that shapes and lines form letters; knowing the names and sounds of letters too. Continue reading
This week begins our summer Playgroup. The weather is cooperating so I put out the bubbles, sidewalk chalk, paint brushes and water on the patio. Kids love painting pictures with water and then watch the images evaporate. See how I was able to sneak in a little science lesson through play. Continue reading
Narrative skills is another important skill that children need before beginning kindergarten. No, they don’t have to be able to narrate Shakespeare, they just need to be able to describe things or events. So what can you do as a parent? Continue reading
There are six skills that every child needs before they begin kindergarten. Print motivation is one of them. Huh? What is that. Continue reading
This year the Library of Michigan selected Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler for 2017’s Michigan Reads Program. The program shows the importance of reading Continue reading
Before children learn to read they need to develop the skills needed to be successful when they begin school. We are all about literacy development here at the library. Story Time provides both adults and kids the tools they need to encourage a love of reading. We read, sing, talk, and play — all important aspects of early learning.
But it doesn’t stop there. Continue reading