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Early Literacy
Songs, Rhymes, Tickles, and Lap Bounces
Check out these videos of our favorite songs, rhymes, tickles and lap bounces.
Why is early literacy important?

A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop.

Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read.



Click on each of the pictures to learn more about what you can do.


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Read, Rhyme and Romp Workshops

Parents & caregivers of young children are invited to schedule "Read, Rhyme and Romp" workshops to learn about the role they have in preparing a child to learn how to read. The workshop provides parents & caregivers with ideas for fun activities with books, creative play, songs and rhymes, as well as an understanding of the stages of child development and the early literacy skills your child can start learning from birth.

To schedule a workshop, contact Heather McNeil, Community Youth Services Manager at 541-617-7099, or heatherm@deschuteslibrary.org.

Workshops can be scheduled at the library, or at another location for an existing group, 
such as a preschool, church, or parenting class.



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Last modified on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Kids page artwork courtesy of and copyright Todd Parr.