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Explore Pre-reading for 3-4 Year Olds

What lights up your child's eyes? Trucks? Bugs? Dinosaurs or fairies? New, colorful words will help spark the interest of your preschooler. Reading picture books to your child exposes them to more rare, fabulous words than conversation alone. Now is the time to:

  • Try non-fiction books, some longer stories, and keep mixing in the rhyming books.
  • Tell stories to each other, and retell stories you know with puppets or toys. This helps your child track the sequence of stories.
  • It might be tempting to prompt or try to teach your child to read at this point, but the best thing you can do is to keep the reading experience positive. Exploring words, letters and stories is FUN!!

Preschool Storytime

Library staff share picturebooks, stories, interactive music and movement in a 30 minute session. For ages 3 to 6 years.

Storytime to Go Kits

Kits include books, music CDs and felt stories on a specific theme. Located in the Downtown Library's Children's Center and available for check-out.

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