- Intellectual capacity (IQ) is not fixed at birth. Reading is the foundation for all learning.
- What you do helps your child get ready to read.
- Children are born learning and parents are the first teachers. Parents can prepare children for reading and school success long before they start kindergarten.
There are six pre-reading skills that children must know in order to learn to read. You can help your child learn these skills by attending the library's Every Child Ready to Read program for parents, grandparents, home-school teachers, preschool teachers, childcare providers and professionals. You will learn:
• What are these six skills and how do you develop the skills in your child.
• What books are best for what ages.
• How you can help your child learn to sound out words without using a book.
• Why rhymes are important.
• Why you should read together even when you & your child aren't in the mood. (The answer may surprise you!)
The free two-hour workshops will resume in 2011. Parents and caregivers can attend workshops fro Early Talkers (newborn-2), Talkers (2-3) and Pre-Readers (4-5). Free book for participants. Check the Library Events Calendar for open dates and times. Registration is required. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the workshops.
19 East Fourth Street • Downtown Williamsport, PA • 570-326-0536