Learning to Read

Learning to read doesn’t start in kindergarten

It starts as soon as you start talking to your child, because you (the parent) are your child’s first teacher. You will teach your child within the first five years the letter sounds and names, word meanings, new vocabulary and maybe even how to write some letters. You are teaching your child language which is followed by learning how to read. The more experiences you have with language, the easier it is to learn to read.

Start Young

  • Read to your child – even before birth! Continue reading to your child through third grade.
  • Stop, sit – read with your child – when he wants to read. A book is a great conversation starter.
  • Sing, talk and play with your child.

These are great ways to get your child ready to read!

Come to Storytime @ the Library!

Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 0-2) – Join us for rhymes, books, music, movement and playtime.

  • Mondays in Elgin – 11:15 AM
  • Thursdays in Camden – 11:15 AM

Get Set to Read (ages 3-4) – Stories, music and movement to introduce your child to books

  • Mondays in Elgin – 10:30 AM
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays in Camden – 10:30 AM

Ready to Read for Homeschoolers (ages 5-8) – We talk about the book and sometimes do a craft.

  • Wednesdays in Camden – 11:30 AM