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Birth to Five @ Your Library 

 

Welcome Bags for Babies

If you are an Enfield Resident with a newborn baby, stop by the library for your welcome bag! It includes a board book, a bib, and lots of information on town resources and early literacy.

 

 

 

Early Literacy Skills

Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they learn how to read or write. It is important to start as early as possible since children’s early experiences with books and language will predict their success with learning how to read in school.

Learn fun and simple activities that will encourage your child’s language skills in each of six “pre-reading” areas. 

 

Vocabulary

Enjoying books

Print Awareness

Phonological Awareness

Narrative Skills

 

 

 

Read-aloud Tips

It’s never too early to start reading together. Take a look at these tips for succeeding with reading at any age.

Reading is Fundamental – Articles and Tips

Tips for Reading to Infants and Toddlers

 

 

 

Rhyme Time and Story Time

Rhyme Time is a drop-in program for children ages birth to two with their parents or caregivers.  It meets Mondays at 10:30 at the Central Library.  The program is designed to help nurture your child’s early language skills through nursery rhymes and songs.  So be ready to sing, dance, rhyme and spend some one-on-one time with your infant or toddler. 

 

For the story time schedule for ages two through six, please click here. 

 

  

 

Books and Activities to Share

Infant Favorites

Toddler Favorites

Preschool Favorites

Early Literacy Activity Resources (Coming soon!)

 

 

 

Additional Resources for Early Literacy

Browse these web sites for more great ideas for starting your child on the path to literacy.

Enfield Schools Language Arts Department

Growing Up ReadingWest Bloomfield Township Public Library

Early Literacy – Multnomah County Library

 

 

 

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