Parents and caregivers are their children's first teachers. These resources from FVRL can help you have fun with your young children—while helping them get ready to read.
At the library
Everyone loves stories, rhymes, and songs! Join us for active learning and fun that's just right for your child's age. Find dates and times on our January–May 2020 Storytime Flyers for Clark and Cowlitz Counties and for Skamania and Klickitat Counties.
Places for fun and learning
Play with a purpose in the library. Explore toys and interactive spaces in a safe, comfortable space together.
Learning to read begins at birth.
Here are five simple ways we can help children get ready to read.
Read every day. Children who are read to are more likely to enjoy reading themselves.
By writing, scribbling and drawing, children learn that written words stand for spoken language.
Talk to your children. Children learn about language by listening and joining in conversations.
Sing, chant and rhyme, to help your child develop listening skills and learn word sounds.
Play together, to help your child explore their world and begin to think symbolically.