The computer age is here and reading skills are as important as ever. At Manitowoc Public Library we emphasize the importance of developing early literacy skills for children every day. Activities for children and parents at the library use the following guidelines so that the children in Manitowoc have the opportunity to become readers.
Talk to your children and grandchild to increase vocabulary and comprehension
Share pictures and have a conversation about what they see
Songs help children develop listening skills
Clapping along to rhythms helps children improve motor skills
- Share Books
Reading together with a child is the single most important way to help them get ready to read
Talk about the meaning of the words as you read
As children scribble and draw, they practice eye-hand coordination and exercise the muscles in the fingers and hands
Make your home a learning zone
Pretend play helps children develop oral language skills
Parents and caregivers are the children’s first teachers. They are in the best position to help their children develop early literacy skills. Manitowoc Public Library is here to help the parents, help the children.
Source: Every Child Ready to Read @ your library