Children are sponges for learning. From birth to age 5, help your child unlock their potential for learning & reading with these books and activities.
Last Updated: Oct 7, 2013
Playing encourages your child to put their thoughts into words, tell stories, problem-solve and imagine.
All of these skills will help them become better readers and writers when they start school.
Using everyday objects, help your child reimagine them as wands, rocket ships or wild animals.
Invite other children over to encourage social literacy.
Play simple stacking, matching or name-that-thing games.
Play games on one of the library's Early Literacy Computers.
Use the books mentioned here to play games and interact with your child. Reserve all of them.
Max makes an earthworm cake for Grandma's birthday and helps Ruby with her angel surprise cake. At the store, the grocer can't read all of the shopping list, until Max solves the problem by drawing a picture.
From Head to Toe
Encourages the reader to exercise by following the movements of various animals; presented in a question and answer format.
If You're Happy and You Know It
Jungle animals sing the verses of this popular song that encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement.
Shout! Shout It Out!
Mouse invites the reader to shout out what he or she knows as they review numbers, letters, and easy words.
The Gingerbread Boy
The Gingerbread Boy eludes the hungry grasp of everyone he meets until he happens upon a fox more clever than he.