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Family Storytime

Friday, September 21, 2018
10:00 AM

Music, movement, books and activities for the whole family. All ages welcome. Children must be...

Family Storytime

Friday, September 21, 2018
10:30 AM

Music, movement, and books for the whole family. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied...

Preschool Storytime

Friday, September 21, 2018
10:30 AM

Stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers and their participating caregivers. This is an...

Sensory Friendly Storytime

Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 AM

Enjoy stories, songs and movement games that are especially welcoming to children on the autism...

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn

Saturday, September 22, 2018
10:00 AM

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn is a facilitated play group which includes stories and rhymes as...

Book Babies

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
10:30 AM

Books, bounces, music and play for babies and their participating caregivers. This is an early...

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
10:30 AM

Stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers and their participating caregivers. This is an...

Preschool Storytime and Play Group

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
10:30 AM

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and movement games followed by 30 minutes of unstructured play....

Toddler Storytime

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
10:30 AM

Music, movement, and books for toddlers and their participating caregivers. This is an early...

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
1:00 PM

Stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers and their participating caregivers. This is an...

Talk, Read, Sing, Write, Play... Everyday!

Spend a few minutes every day practicing talking, reading, singing, writing and playing with your child to build their brains and get them ready to read when they are older. It is never too early to start building literacy skills. 
 

Talk

Narrate your day. Ask older children to tell you what they did today before they go to bed. With babies and toddlers, talk about what you are doing as you do it. The more you speak, the more words they hear and the larger their vocabularies become. 
 

Read

Point out signs on the side of the road, point to and read labels on items in the store, and share lots of fun books! 
 

Sing

Sing or say your favorite nursery rhyme with your child. Try making up a song with your preschooler! 
 

Write

Any activity that requires finger movements helps children build the muscles they need to be able to write. Try finger painting with applesauce, shaving cream, or paint. Give preschool children markers or scissors and paper to play with. 
 

Play

What is your child’s favorite game? Play peekaboo, hide and seek, or dress up. Make up a game! 
 

For more information and resources check out these sites:

Pierce County Library System Early Learning

King County Library System

Colorado Libraries for Literacy

Thirty Million Words Initiative

Baby Sign Language

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