July 09, 2010
Young children need a variety of skills to become good readers. Reading aloud to your preschoolers, introducing new books to them, and helping them notice the print are valuable ways in building on these skills. You can promote good reading skills by reading aloud to your child. Afraid your infant is going to tear up a book? Give them a board book. Touching and playing with books is an introduction to building their reading skills.
Children love to be read to, and they love to “read” as soon as they recognize anything. It’s never too soon to start.
MCPL branches also offer storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers that also build on these skills. Check for times by calling your local branch.Tags: storytimes, reading