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Vol. 1 Presented by: Mrs. Lowe For Questions Please dont hesitate to contact me Email: slowe@gus.pittstate.

e@gus.pittstate.edu Office Phone: (417)-342-6370

Cassville Branch Library


301 W. 17th St. Cassville, MO 65625
Phone: 417-847-2121 Fax: 417-847-
Raising a Reader begins at birth- Your child is never too young to 4679
enjoy books and being read to. When you read aloud with your child E-Mail: cassville@blrlibrary.org
daily, they develop important brain capacity. Youre also creating a
special bond between the two of you. Hours:
Source: Preschool 0-5: Talking Points for Public Libraries, American Library Association. Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM -6:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 8:30 AM -5:30 PM
Show your child how important reading is to your entire family Sunday CLOSED
Reading shouldnt always be a solo act! Involve your whole family in Preschool Story Time: Thursdays 10:00
preparing your child to be a reader. To make language learning a family a.m.
affair:
Share family history. Ask siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents and Toddler Story Time: Wednesdays 10:00
cousins to tell your child stories about your familys past. A.M. September-May for children 1-2
Create a reading nook. Set aside a comfy spot at home where years of age. Sessions are 15-20
everyone can plop down with a book. Have a family reading minutes in length. Parents or guardians
time at least once a weekeveryone gets together and reads! are encouraged to participate and
Read all day long. Look at street signs. While grocery shopping, interact with their children during
Toddler time.
ask your child to help you find specific products. Even if he cant
read yet, he can look for the k in ketchup or the b in bread.
Toddler story time introduces toddlers
Source: C. Stuckenschneider, Making the Most of Parent Involvement,
to books and the public library in a fun,
Raising Readers, emissourian. com, niswc.com/parentreading. exciting way.
Reading stories, singing songs, doing
finger plays and crafts help children
develop language and listening skills.
The Public Library
is a key Resource Research shows that the Preschool Story Time: Thursdays 10:00
more your child is exposed A.M September-May for children 3-5
The public library is a to reading and literacy,
great place to your child years old. Toddlers ages 1-3 may also
the more prepared they
to develop important will be for school and for
attend if accompanied by a parent or
literacy skills and make life. caregiver. Sessions are 30 minutes in
positive associations with length. Parents and caregivers are
books, reading and Source: 10 Tips for Parents of encouraged to remain in the library
learning. Young Children, Reading is
Fundamental. during story time.
Libraries Provide Places
for children to have print-
rich and story-filled
Story time introduces preschoolers to
experiences. books and the public library in a fun,
exciting way. Story time sessions will
include stories, songs, finger plays, and
crafts which help children develop
language and listening skills.

Fill your home with letters and words Family Movies: Every Friday @ 4:00 P.M.

Talking assists your childs reading


Its important to expose your child to letters and words even before she
can read them. She will begin to recognize the shapes of the letters and to
When you talk with your child, you are
understand how letters combine to make different words. Here are some
helping him practice his oral (spoken)
things you can do:
language skills. And strong readers need to
Hang an alphabet poster in your childs room. Label your childs have strong oral language skills. Your child
pictures. For example, if she draws a dog, write the word dog under the needs to hear lots of words at home in order
picture. to develop his language skills. Hearing lots of
Look at many kinds of reading material, including magazines and new words will help him learn to figure out
newspapers. Encourage your child to look at the pictures while you read
what those words mean by the way you use
her the captions.
them in conversation.
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Have your child help you make grocery lists or to-do lists. Say the words
out loud as you write them and talk about the letters each word contains
Language-Rich Home and School
Environments Are Key to Reading Success,
Harvard Education Letter.