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Early Literacy

Explore Pre-reading for 2 Year Olds

In the first three years of life, trillions of connections are made between brain cells while the brain grows to three quarters of its adult size. Singing, talking, playing and reading aloud all contribute to brain and language development while building early literacy skills.


  • Follow the lead of your little energizer bunny: talk, sing, and read about the things that capture their attention - trucks, food, babies, animals, etc.

  • Repetition is good for your child. Read the same story again and again if requested; repetition helps cement the brain connections with the words, storyline, and information embedded in the books they like best.

  • Reading is an adventure; it is not always a time to sit and be still, especially at age two! Silly reading times together, as well as the quiet times, help build the love of reading.

"'Read it again!' demands a two year old. There is a good reason for that request: repetition helps the developing brain know which connections to strengthen." School Library Journal, July 2010

Terrific Twos Storytime

Library staff share short books, stories, songs and movement in a 15 minute session. Followed by 15 minutes of playtime!

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