You can find us by pushing "UL" in the elevator. We'll be waiting for you on the 2nd floor. We close 1/2 an hour before the rest of the library, so be sure to arrive in time.
Early Literacy Begins at the Library…
Children who start kindergarten with good pre-reading skills have an advantage. They can focus on learning to read instead of first learning essential pre-reading skills. You are your child's first teacher, and your home is where your child begins to learn! There are five early literacy practices that can help children get ready to read: talking; singing; reading; writing and playing. They can be easily integrated into everyday activities.
Find activities, songs and rhymes to share with your child:
Activities for Preschoolers:
KidzSing Garden of Song: http://www.gardenofsong.com/
Monthly Activity Calendars from Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
The Real Mother Goose: http://www.fidella.com/trmg/
Rhymes and Songs from King County Library System: http://wiki.kcls.org/tellmeastory/index.php/Category:Rhymes_&_Songs
Storytimes with Babies from ALA "Born to Read" program: http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu/Projects/storytelling/piel/babies_takehome.html
Zero to Three: Early Experience Matters: http://www.zerotothree.org/
Story Hours run mid-September to mid-June every Wednesday @ 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM and every Friday @ 10:30 AM! Each Story Hour follows a specific theme and includes stories, a craft, and a snack. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce your little ones to the joy of stories and sharing.
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