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Early Literacy Information


Early literacy skills are what children need to know about reading and writing before they can actually read or write. From birth through the preschool years, children learn these skills that are the building blocks for later reading and writing.


The links below lead to websites packed with facts, booklists, and activities that can help you support your child as they learn.


Ohio Ready to Read Parent Resources - Information for parents and caregivers provided by the program that works to make sure every Ohio child starts kindergarten ready to learn to read.


Get Ready to Read - Especially for parents: a screening tool for use at home, online games, printable activity cards, a home literacy environment checklist, and more.


Grow Up Reading - Information on brain development and emergent literacy is organized by age ranges.


Hennepin County Library - Birth to 6 Early Literacy - Find great tips on choosing books, wonderful booklists, and fingerplays of the month on this colorful site.