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Family Literacy Day--January 27th, 2016: Home

This day highlights the value of reading and engaging in literacy-related activities as a family. Families are encouraged to engage in literacy-related activities – just 15 minutes a day can improve the literacy skills of both children and parents.

Books for Infants

  • What infants like in Books:
  • Very young children are attracted by brightly colored pictures of simple objects.
  • They are listeners, and respond well to books with simple texts and good rhythms.
  • Wordless books stimulate them both visually and mentally, and encourage them to create their own stories.
  • They are delighted with board books and cloth books, which have the virtue of being practically indestructible.

Books for Toddlers

What toddlers like in books:


•   Books with photos of babies
•   Books with bold, clear pictures of  familiar items
•   Books with rhyme and repetition
•   Books with textures or touch and feel books
•   Books with animal sounds
•   Books with songs

Books for Preschoolers

The preschool years are a period of rapid language development, so now is a great time for picture books, activity books, and bedtime books that introduce new words and cater to your child's interests.

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