PLAY-GROW-READ!


Research shows that birth through age five is the most important time for children to develop their brains and attitudes towards reading and learning. PLAY-GROW-READ! gives parents fun ideas and information to help prepare children for school and encourage a lifelong love of reading. From tips and teaching aids for parents to developmental activities for children, PLAY-GROW-READ! is your early literacy resource! For more information, select a PLAY-GROW-READ! link below.



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Five Practices Your Child Needs to Get Ready to Read
Help your child get ready to read with these five practices.

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Printable Activities
Printable activities and worksheets for your early reader.

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2015 Early Literacy Calendar
Help your child get ready to read and write with these fun and simple activities that help grow pre-reading skills.

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Simple Crafts and Activities for Early Literacy Skills
Activities to enhance your child's reading and comprehension abilities.

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Craft Recipes
Make your own play dough, bath tub paint and more with these simple recipes.

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Books for Early Literacy
Great books for the beginning reader and parents.

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Activities to Do Around the House
Talking, singing, reciting rhymes, playing games, sharing books, and listening to music together!


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Developmental Activities for Children (Birth to Age 5)
Help enhance your child’s reading skills with these printable activity worksheets.

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KDL's Early Literacy Partners
Great organizations who work with KDL to get young children ready to learn.

8 Tips For Reading With Your Children
(Printable PDF)

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(Information provided by Minnesota Humanities Center)

 


PLAY-GROW-READ!

PLAY-GROW-READ! Videos:
Story Time Is Anytime!, Books Are for Babies Too!, Have Fun with Sounds!




For more information on early literacy or to schedule a workshop, call the Kent District Library Outreach Specialist at 784-2016 x2221, or email program_outreach@kdl.org.