Early Learning Activities

Parents and caregivers are a child's first and most important teachers. Five simple early learning activities can help a child be ready to read: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing.

Every Child Ready to Read, an initiative of the Public Library Association and Association for Library Service to Children, supports parents and caregivers in finding learning opportunities in everyday interactions. The five activities can be adapted to suit a child’s individual learning needs and prepare children for a lifetime of reading and school success.

Ready to talk, sing, read, write and play, but not sure where to start? Visit your local library to check out books, play with developmentally appropriate toys, explore technology, attend a storytime or speak with a Children’s Specialist about early literacy and learning.

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