PPLD knows how important early literacy is to families and the community. That’s why PPLD’s Children’s Department has created the Countdown to Kindergarten Carnival, an early literacy program designed to get families interacting with one another in ways that are both fun and effective in improving early literacy skills.
Carnivals at multiple library locations in early 2012 (see schedule below) will teach parents and caregivers five simple but powerful practices they can use to help young children get ready to read. These five practices are incorporated into Every Child Ready to Read workshops and can easily be integrated into everyday activities to help children learn early literacy skills. The five early literacy practices are talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.
The Countdown to Kindergarten Carnival is free and open to parents, grandparents, childcare providers, preschool teachers, other caregivers, and their children. There are no reservations required for these drop-in programs: