From birth to age six, a child’s brain is going through a ton of crucial development. Each time you read a story, sing a lullaby, tickle a bellybutton, or play peek-a-boo, connections are building between a child’s brain cells. This is the perfect time to introduce literacy skills for children to build on as they enter school.
Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Researchers have identified six important pre-reading skill areas that we can help children develop before they learn to read—around the age of six. The Johnson County Library developed 6 by 6, Ready to Read: Six Skills by Six Years to help caregivers teach these important literacy skills.
Join Susan Smith, Olathe Public Library's Early Literacy Librarian, for a class on the importance of intentional language activities for young children. Learn how 6 specific skills by age 6, prepare children to be successful readers when the formal reading process starts in elementary school.
Childcare providers, this class is approved by the Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment for one-clock hour of in-service training for childcare providers.
This class is for adults only. Registration is required.
NEW! Second Class Added!
Wednesday, November 14
Thursday, November 15