April 2016
Welcome to KDL's early literacy newsletter!

Click on the links below for fun early literacy activities 
that help kids get ready to read.

View and print our Early Literacy Calendar.
See the schedule of programs for families and young children and storytimes.
Find the KDL branch nearest you.
KDL Reads: Diverse Books for Under Five

Research shows that children need to experience books that portray their own life experiences as well as the life experiences of others in order to develop a larger sense of their world. Check out this list of diverse books for children and join in our community read for young children, Max and the Tag-Along Moon,


Scissor Skills

Learning how to use scissors effectively can be a challenge for young children, but simple activities and techniques can help them develop the fine motor skills necessary to not only manipulate scissors but also other objects with confidence. 
App Review: MarcoPolo Weather

MarcoPolo Weather is a great app for encouraging conversation and interaction. This app teaches kids about weather while engaging them in exploration and experimentation about temperature, wind and weather conditions via mini-games and interactive elements. Have fun playing and talking with your child as you use this app together! Available for both iOS and Android devices.

   Book Review: Hoot and Peep   

What do owls say? If you're Hoot, owls only say hooooo! But Hoot's little sister Peep shows Hoot the magic of different sounds in the charming
 Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge. Have fun with language singing along with Peep's schweeps and peep cooos while sharing this story about
sibling friendship with your child. 

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