Creating Young Readers

Early Literacy

Cartoon showing children and books

It's never too early to think about literacy. Research on infant brain development shows that a child’s experience in the early years directly impacts later development and learning. With strong literacy skills, children can go further and succeed in school, find employment, obtain a higher income and live a happier life. Early literacy is everything children know about reading and writing before they can do it themselves.

Daily activities that increase literacy include:

  1. Reading - Read once a day even if it is only for a few minutes and reading a families title that will deep your child's understanding.
  2. Talking - Speak using your home language as this will be foundation needed to learn other languages and do not forget to speak slowly so your child can hear all the sounds.
  3. Play - Play can help children understand written words, develop language skills and gives them the opportunity to act out real life situations.
  4. Singing - Singing not only can sooth your child but develops listening skills, allows one to hear different parts of the word and your child will love hearing your voice.
  5. Write - When your child writes of draw or form letters ask them questions and ensure to make the task easy by providing thicker markers and paper. Explore other avenues to create letters such as sidewalk chalk, playing in the sand and even ketchup on a plate.
 

RighT at Home

Join Joanne for this virtual preschool program featuring:

Songs, Stories, Rhymes and Craft using common household items.

 

Videos available on our YouTube Channel.

 

Follow along with the corresponding activity sheet:

Bugs Extension Activities

Bunnies Extension Activities

Flying Bird Puppet Instructions (Spring Birds)

Growing Things Extension Activities

Happy Birthday Extension Activities

On The Water Extension Activities

Sound And Music Extension Activities

Spring Days Extension Activities

Superhero Extension Activities

Trees Extension Activities

Wheels Extension Activities

Rhyme Time

This free drop in partner program between the Lac La Biche County Libraries and FCSS Young Family Connections is designed for ages 0 to 5 and they must be accompanied by a caregiver.

 
Tentative Dates:
January 14th - June 10th (No program on Feb 11 or April 8)
 
Limited spots available, so call 780-623-7467 for more details or to register. Online registration form coming soon.
 
Note: Program delivery may be different depending on current AHS guidelines.

Read and Roll

This 7 week partner program between the Lac La Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services specially designed for children aged 3 & 4. Come read books and then roll with activities to explore the story concepts!

Registration required, please call 780-623-7467 for more details. Online registration form coming soon.

Session #1 – February 18th – March 25th
Session #2 – April 15th – May 20th

Note: Program delivery may be different depending on current AHS guidelines.

Rattle and Chat

 

This free partner program between Lac La Biche County Libraries and FCSS Young Family Connections is held on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am. It is especially designed for ages 0-17 months and their caregivers and runs for 5-6 weeks.

Limited spots available, so registration is now required. Online form coming soon or call 780-623-7467.

Tentative Dates:

January 13th – May 26th (no session April 7)

Note: Program delivery may be different depending on current AHS guidelines.

 

Chicka Chicka Book Club

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Registration for this partner program between the Lac Biche County Libraries, FCSS Young Family Connections and Alberta Health Services is required for each 10 week session. This program is designed for ages 18-35 months and children need to be accompanied by their caregiver.

Tentative Dates:

Book Club – February 17th – April 28th (No session April 7)

Limited spots available, so call 780-623-7467 for more details or to register up an upcoming session. Online registration form coming soon.

Note: Program delivery may be different depending on current AHS guidelines.