By Children’s Librarian Shelly Harris
For kids, play is serious learning. That means storytimes are both fun and serious learning! Every class we lead rests on the foundation of the Very Ready Reading Program, which offers seven ways to immerse kids in early literacy. Those seven ways are sharing books, songs, stories, words, rhymes, sounds, and play.
By keeping these in mind, you can help build your child’s foundation so they are ready to read when they’re older. Looking for ideas on how to build these into things you already do every day? Sign up for Early Bird Reader weekly texts, share our Early Bird Learner videos, and check out these ideas in our Very Ready Reading Program tutorial.
Explore the virtual tutorial
It’s never too early to start sharing the Very Ready Reading Program’s seven simple ways to get children on the path to reading. Click the play button on this page to get started!
Shelley is a children’s librarian with a passion for early literacy, serving and celebrating the disability community, and exploring technology. She can often be found practicing storytime songs with her black lab, Bingo.