Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR2) storytimes

ecrr2From the Every Child Ready to Read website:

Traditionally, early literacy programs at libraries have focused on children. Storytimes and other programs might model strategies that parents can use to develop early literacy skills, but parent education is not typically the primary intent.

The Public Library Association (PLA) and Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) concluded that public libraries could have an even greater impact on early literacy through an approach that focused on educating parents and caregivers. If the primary adults in a child’s life can learn more about the importance of early literacy and how to nurture pre-reading skills at home, the effect of library efforts can be multiplied many times.

ECRR2 promotes five early literacy practices to use at home: reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing. I have created a preschool storytime for each category.