Find books, videos, newsletters, free trainings and much more. These tools can help you teach your child how to learn and read.
Take the family on Our Community Adventure, a fun, new tool that combines learning with elements of a community scavenger hunt. Our Community Adventure features a game board and activities to help families with young children connect with each other and their community while learning and earning prizes. From reading together to visiting a community garden to donating to a food bank, the activities included in the Our Community Adventure game board are a combination of traditional learning, play, and community connections. Adventure participants earn a reusable cotton book bag to fill with library books or other stuff!
Early Learning Newsletters and Activity Sheets
See resources for Block Play
Check out these fun and creative videos, in English and Spanish, of songs and rhymes for very young children - www.StoryBlocks.org
Check out the Wiggles, Tickles and Rhymes Booklet: Rhymes and poems, bounces, tickles fingerplays and movement games are a great way to start helping your child develop the 6 Pre-Reading Skills. Besides being fun, they also enrich your child's early learning experience by developing:
ABCs and 123s Books About Concepts
Science To Go
Children are born learning. As parents and caregivers, we can give them a great start by reading, singing, talking and playing with them every day – starting from the day they are born. The Pierce County Library System is dedicated to helping parents and caregivers by providing excellent resources. Here are some of them:
Book deliveries for childcare facilities
Early Learning Newsletters
ELF™ Child-Safe Browser
Getting Ready For School In Washington State Poster
King County's video fingerplay library
Nancy Stewart's song library
STARS free accredited trainings
Story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers
Recursos en español
Oprime aquí para recursos en español sobre el aprendizaje temprano
Bloques de historias
Effective Reading with Toddlers Videos
This two part video series was created by researchers from the University of Washington. Parents will learn how to share books with their young children in the “Hear and Say” method which research shows is highly effective in developing the early literacy skills children need before formal reading education begins.
Hear and Say - Part 1 - An overview and explanation of the “Hear and Say” method of sharing books.
Hear and Say - Part 2 - Meant to be viewed after at least two weeks of practicing the “Hear and Say” method explained in part one.
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