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.
Summer Reading is for little kids, too! Read, earn prizes, and visit the library for amazing performances and activities from June 15-August 15, 2019. Learn more on our Summer Reading page.
At the library
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.