Early Literacy Activity Calendar: September 2016

As a librarian, you know the importance of parents reading regularly to their children. In fact, studies show that parental involvement is the top predictor of a child’s early literacy success. But you also know that there are many other simple ways that parents can help prepare their youngsters for the wonderful world of reading. Activities that promote social-emotional development and problem-solving skills are equally beneficial, not only for building pre-reading skills but also for preparing children for kindergarten.

We’re excited to introduce a new tool to help you share these benefits with the parents and caregivers in your community. Our monthly early literacy calendar is packed with simple, everyday activities that parents can do at home to help their children become reading and kindergarten ready. Post the calendar on your library’s website, send it in an email blast, and provide take-home copies to parents at storytimes. You might also create a display in the children’s section on reading readiness that highlights one or two of the tips for parents, with copies of the calendar on hand for parents to take home.

Download the September Daily Fun with Your Little One calendar now, and look for a new calendar every month!



Elesa Swirgsdin

Elesa Swirgsdin

Upstart Editor at Demco, Inc.
Elesa is the editor for the Upstart brand at Demco and manages the content for the Collaborative Summer Library Program manuals. An avid lifelong reader, she is passionate about helping librarians inspire kids of all ages to love reading.