Every Child Ready to Read is an initiative created by the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children to encourage parents, as their child(ren)’s first teacher, to participate in enrichment activities that create the building blocks for reading. There are six building blocks that children need to begin reading. They are: print awareness, print motivation, letter knowledge, vocabulary, phonological awareness, and narrative skills. Parents can encourage the development of these building blocks by: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.
Six Skills Your Kids Need to Begin Reading
What You Can Do
Doing each of these five practices with your child often will help them to build the above six building blocks for him or her to learn to read! Below are handouts to help parent with ECRR!
Handouts for Parents
See How It’s Done
Learn how to incorporate Every Child Ready to Read principles in a dynamic and friendly environment at your local library storytimes.