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Parent Literacy Night. It’s never too early to read to your child. Learning to Read. Asdlkg hadf lkh asdgha Reading is like learning to break a code. You are your child’s first teacher. You know your child best You know when your child is ready to listen and enjoy stories

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parent literacy night

Parent Literacy Night

It’s never too early to read to your child.

learning to read
Learning to Read
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  • Reading is like learning to break a code
you are your child s first teacher
You are your child’s first teacher
  • You know your child best
  • You know when your child is ready to listen and enjoy stories
  • You also know when your child has had enough
  • You have the honor of being with your child most
  • Your child looks up to you and loves doing things with you
every child ready to read
Every Child Ready to Read

A reading initiative from the American Library Association to help parents and caregivers get children ready to read

There are currently two editions available:

The first edition focuses on reading skills

The second edition focuses on five literacy skills

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Every Child Ready to Read

1st Edition

2nd Edition

  • Six skills:
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Vocabulary
  • Narrative Skills
  • Letter Knowledge
  • Print Awareness
  • Print Motivation
  • Five activities:
  • Reading
  • Singing
  • Talking
  • Writing
  • Playing

Reading to and with children help prepare them to learn to read themselves

    • Reading helps teach “Conventions of Print”
    • Reading helps boost vocabulary
    • Reading helps model behaviors and builds comprehension

Sing to your child – they won’t judge!

    • Singing helps break down the sounds in words
      • “Tony Chestnut know that I love you. That’s what Tony Chestnut knows.”
    • Singing helps develop language skills
    • When you sing, you are including bits of all six skills

Say what?!

    • Talking to your child helps build knowledge, vocabulary, and much more
    • Talking helps make your child aware of personal experiences
    • Even from birth you can pause for your child’s response
    • Talking is one of the easiest ways to make connections to past events and prior knowledge

Writing helps connect meaning to language

    • Any type of writing helps build fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination
    • Reading and writing are both important ways to communicate information and represent spoken words

Did she just say playing helps my child learn to read?

    • Yes. Yes, she did.
    • Playing helps develop vocabulary
    • Playing helps oral language skills
    • During play kids often use symbolic meaning.
    • Playing usually involves a story
reading is
Reading is…
  • Language, world, and print all mixed together
  • Magical
  • Fun!
kindergarten screening
Kindergarten Screening
  • Every April we offer a screening opportunity
    • We visit Trinity Lutheran Preschool, Grafton Co-op, Joyful Beginnings, Child Garden, and Horizons
    • We also offer screenings by appointment at the library
  • This is NOT a placement test
  • The screening is to help indicate areas to continue working on before Kindergarten begins


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