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About Early Literacy
Early literacy is what a child knows about reading and writing before he or she can actually read or write. Children who have been encouraged to build these skills are at a distinct advantage for learning to read once they start school. Language and literacy development begins at birth, with parents and caregivers as a child's first teachers.
Additional information on developing early literacy is available at Readingrockets.org.
Build Skills at CBPL
- Attend Preschool Storytime or Mother Goose on the Loose, a fun and engaging program for infants and toddlers.
- Check out Play & Learn Boxes
- Check out picture books, board books, board games, music CDs and Preschool Packs
- Enroll your child in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. We will help you track your progress and offer incentives along the way. Finishers receive a free board book and book bag.
Build Skills at Home
- Talk, sing, read, write, and play!
- You are likely already building skills with your regular daily activities.
For additional information, please visit the Oregon Library Association's Early Literacy page.