Welcome, brain builders!
These calendars have an activity every day to develop pre-reading and math skills. The days are organized using the six (6) practices of talking, singing, reading, writing, playing, and counting! On the back of the calendar, you will find tips, book suggestions, and song or rhyme lyrics.
You can download the monthly early literacy calendars below or pick up a printed calendar from your local Brampton Library branch.
What is early literacy?
It is everything children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write.
Examples of early literacy in action:
- Scribbles on a page before a child learns to print.
- Playing with shapes — this is a pre-skill for identifying differences between letters of the alphabet.
- Babbling before a baby can speak.
- Reading together teaches children how a book works and that pictures and text have meaning.
What else can I do to build early literacy skills with my child/children?
- 1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Parents can pick up or download from our website the tracking chart with a goal of reading 1000 books together before their child enters kindergarten.
- Virtual Storytime: New storytime videos are released every Tuesday morning.
- See our calendar to find Family Storytime at your closes branch.
- Check out even more digital resources for kids!
The calendars were created by the Public Library Association (PLA) and together with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) developed the Every Child Ready to Read initiative. The program emphasizes that parents are their child's first and best teacher, and that early literacy can be developed daily.