Your child’s first library card comes with the gift of an adorable Read With Me t-shirt.
With talking, singing, reading, writing and playing, you can prepare your child to read.
Get ready to Read
You are your child’s first teacher. Your home is where your child begins to learn. Help your child get ready to read by providing enriching activities. Here are five ways to get your child ready to read:
Having conversations with your child builds vocabulary and helps them understand the world.
Put a crayon in that little fist, and watch as shaky fine motor skills grow into practicing drawing letters. Drawing and the beginnings of writing teach the brain to communicate language through symbols.
Play helps children think symbolically and helps children express themselves and their thoughts through words.
- Oh Baby – Healthy mom, healthy baby resources.
- Parents as Teachers
- Zero to Three – Provides information and tools to support parents. Download the app on your device.
- BabyWebMD – From baby bottles and bedding to development and sleep, WebMD’s Baby Center helps parents know what newborns need during the first year.
- Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas – A local resource in the areas child care, child development, and school readiness (plus much, much more).