Learning about Early Literacy

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

Learning about Early Literacy

A New Group for Parents and Other Adults

Beginning Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the Bellevue Library Children's Room will be starting a monthly meeting group for parents and other adults who spend time with children that are beginning to interact with books and literacy. If you have an interest in helping your child or other children you know learn to read, or if you find reading picture books to be a fun experience, this is definitely a group you will want to check out. The first meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor and will focus on understanding the importance of getting a child to read early in life. We will also be choosing a picture book to look at and discuss for the next meeting.

Early LiteracyPicture books are gaining momentum and are becoming more and more adult accessible and they are a great way to introduce yourself to the ideas behind early literacy. The more familiar you are with picture books, and the more you read them to a child; the better that child's chances are of sustaining literacy skills as they grow into adulthood. Use this group to stimulate your own mind and to give yourself a better understanding of how to engage a child and give them tools to develop comprehension skills as they develop.

Join our group and build your knowledge of children's reading and learning along with like-minded parents and adults!

Open to anyone who is a parent or 18+ adult that interacts with children on a regular basis.