Early Literacy

1000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages parents to read 1000 books with their preschool-aged children before they go off to kindergarten. Books can be repeated again and again. Any and all books read to the child can be counted for this program. Reading aloud to your children can increase their vocabulary, their storytelling skills, and their interest in reading, all of which can help them achieve more when they start school!
The Ohio Ready to Read group has put together a daily online calendar that promotes reading and early literacy for children and parents. You will find a different song, book to read and short educational video to watch with your child on a day by day basis.
Here is a great collection of some early literacy skills videos by Lancaster City Schools to encourage parents to learn what their child should be able to say, do, and know at certain ages.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will help you read with your child. Every child will receive FREE books of their very own, at no cost to you, thanks to the United Way of Fairfield County, local sponsors and partners, and Dolly Parton. To register click here.