What the Plainville Library offers
10 Step Storytime at Home
Register for each week you wish to participate. Our Children's Librarian, Miss Laura, make a new theme for storytime each week. Come pick up your 10 Step Storytime at Home and enjoy the quality time with your child as you rhyme, read and sing.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Register through Beanstack to track reading your way to 1000 books. Yes, you can count the ones they want to read over and over again. For every 100 books you and your child read together your child can get a picture posted on our page. If you get to 1000, Miss Laura has a special surprise for you.
Finders Keepers Early Literacy Packs
In the spring and summer of 2021, The Plainville Public Library is going to be leaving Early Literacy packs across town. If you find one you get to keep it to use with your child. It is Finders Keepers after all and those are the rules.
What Parents can do
6x6: Six Skills by Six Years
Johnson County Public Library created 6x6 to make learning about early literacy more inviting for families.
The 6 skills for literacy success are:
1. Having Fun with Books: Make reading *fun* so that your child loves reading from the start!
2. Notice Print All Around You: Learn how to handle books and notice that print is meaningful in their surroundings.
3. Talk, Talk, Talk: The more we talk with our children, the greater their vocabulary becomes! Then, when they learn to read, they’ll comprehend what they read with more ease.
4. Look for Letters Everywhere: Learn the letters of the alphabet and recognize the shapes that make up letters.
5. Take Time to Rhyme: Rhyming with children helps them to hear the smaller parts that make up words. This will help them when they need to sound out words when they’re learning to read!
6. Tell Stories About Everything: Learning that stories have a beginning, middle and end will help your child get ready to read.
Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read or write. Every Child Ready to Read® is a national early literacy initiative that has identified five practices parents and caregivers can use to support the six literacy skills every child needs in order to learn to read.
Early Literacy Best Practices
Incorporate these practices into your everyday routine to encourage the important early language, literacy, and social-emotional skills all children need.
Early Literacy Skills
These six skills are the foundation of a child’s early literacy learning. You can easily support these skills by using the Best Practices above!
Tips for Reading with Young Children
Above all, you want to create a positive experience when sharing books with your child. Keep these tips in mind whenever you read together.