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Preschool Storytime

Thursday, January 17, 2019
10:15 AM

Stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers and their participating caregivers. The program...

Bilingual Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe

Thursday, January 17, 2019
10:30 AM

Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in both Spanish and English. For children 3-6 years. Disfruta...

Infant Lapsit

Thursday, January 17, 2019
10:30 AM

Books, bounces, music and play for infants and their caregivers. This is an early learning...

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, January 17, 2019
10:30 AM

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs & movement games. Parents or caregivers are welcome to attend...

Toddler Time and Play Group

Thursday, January 17, 2019
10:30 AM

Music, movement, and books for toddlers and their participating caregivers. Includes 30 minutes...

Family Storytime

Thursday, January 17, 2019
11:00 AM

Encourage literacy skills through art, music, and play for children birth to age 6. This is an...

Toddler Storytime

Thursday, January 17, 2019
11:15 AM

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

Family Storytime

Thursday, January 17, 2019
11:45 AM

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

Pajama Storytime

Thursday, January 17, 2019
6:00 PM

Wear your jammies and bring your blanket for an evening of sleepy time stories and rhymes. This...

Family Storytime

Friday, January 18, 2019
10:00 AM

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

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

Favorite Books for Babies

A few staff favorites for sharing with the baby in your life. 

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