Give a child a lifelong advantage! Learn how to prepare a child for reading success by attending free literacy workshops at your library.
Some workshops are designed for adults only while others are designed for parents to enjoy with their children.
Workshops are offered throughout the year at Centerville or Woodbourne Library. Registration is required.
- Homeschool Teachers
- Preschool Teachers
- Childcare Providers
Parents and other primary caregivers are children’s first teachers. They are in the best position to help their children develop early literacy skills beginning at birth. This is the first of many important points emphasized in our early literacy workshops. Others include:
- Before children can learn to read, they must develop a range of early literacy skills
- Learning these skills, which begins at birth, has a long-term impact on children’s reading achievement and academic success.
- Children who enter school with well-developed early literacy skills have an advantage; they are ready to learn to read.
- There are five simple practices that parents and other caregivers can use to help children develop early literacy skills: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.
- These early literacy practices are familiar to adults, can easily be incorporated into everyday routines, and don’t require expensive materials!
Teachers and child care professionals, if you would like to have this workshop presented to your staff to receive in-service credits, please contact the Children's Department by email or by phone at 937-433-8091, extension 3 to set up a date.
The Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children have used the latest research to create these workshops. This program has been tested and refined by libraries around the country.