Welcome to KDL's early literacy newsletter!
that help kids get ready to read.
Click on the links below for fun early literacy activities
The warm days of summer are here at last. It's the perfect time of year for water play. Check out this article
about the importance of sensory play from PBS Parents
and learn about all kinds of fun sensory activities you and your child
can do at home. Try beating the heat with these 75 Water Play Ideas
for children from the Kids Activities Blog
There is much discussion about literacy rates and reading test scores
in the education world. But did you know that research indicates there is
a strong association between the amount of time children spend
reading for pleasure and their reading achievement
Reading for fun helps children grow vocabulary and promotes critical thinking.
What does your child enjoy? Whether it be funny books, silly stories, poetry, non-fiction or comic books, make time to read together just for the fun of it.
It's all good. And it's good for you.
Children and their parents and caregivers often enjoy the KDLville play spaces at Kent District Library locations. Now that the warm weather is here, many of our locations also offer KDLville Outdoors play spaces. These spaces offer sensory activities such as sand and water tables, sensory gardens, reading areas, and other literacy building activities. The children below are having fun exploring the water table at the Walker Branch
, where outdoor activities are available
from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily during June and July.
The Wall Street Journal
recently featured this article
about a successful business that grew from an idea one mother had to create a personalized book for her son, who was struggling with giving up his pacifier. Books are an excellent tool parents can use to help children work through new experiences and difficult emotions.
kids and parents deal with difficult situations.