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Grow a Reader

Activities, books, classes, and Learn & Play Rooms, all designed to help build a child’s brain and develop a love of books and reading.

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GAR Special: Happy Thanksgiving GAR Special: Happy Thanksgiving

Celebrate Turkey Day with stories, songs, and a holiday craft. All ages with a caregiver.
Celebrate Turkey Day with stories, songs, and a holiday craft. All ages with a caregiver.
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Grow a Reader: Letter Knowledge Grow a Reader: Letter Knowledge

Teaching a child about letters is one of the first steps to growing a reader.
Teaching a child about letters is one of the first steps to growing a reader.
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Grow a Reader: Narrative Skills Grow a Reader: Narrative Skills

You can help your child get better at narrative skills (telling stories).
You can help your child get better at narrative skills (telling stories).
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Grow a Reader: Phonological Awareness Grow a Reader: Phonological Awareness

Introducing children to songs, stories that rhyme, and poems all increase their phonological awareness.
Introducing children to songs, stories that rhyme, and poems all increase their phonological awareness.
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Grow a Reader: Playing Grow a Reader: Playing

Playing can be a fun way for children to practice symbolic thinking, which is an important part of learning to read.
Playing can be a fun way for children to practice symbolic thinking, which is an important part of learning to read.
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Grow a Reader: Print Awareness Grow a Reader: Print Awareness

Help your children make connections between the words they hear and what's printed on the page.
Help your children make connections between the words they hear and what's printed on the page.
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Grow a Reader: Print Motivation Grow a Reader: Print Motivation

Print motivation is an interest in and the enjoyment of books and reading.
Print motivation is an interest in and the enjoyment of books and reading.
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Grow a Reader: Reading Grow a Reader: Reading

By making early reading something fun to do every day and everywhere, caregivers can turn this activity into a positive time for everyone.
By making early reading something fun to do every day and everywhere, caregivers can turn this activity into a positive time for everyone.
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Grow a Reader: Singing Grow a Reader: Singing

When we sing, our children develop listening skills and begin hearing the rhythm of language.
When we sing, our children develop listening skills and begin hearing the rhythm of language.
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Grow a Reader: Talking Grow a Reader: Talking

When you add new words and information to conversations with your children, you develop their vocabularies and knowledge of their world.
When you add new words and information to conversations with your children, you develop their vocabularies and knowledge of their world.
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Grow a Reader: Writing Grow a Reader: Writing

Children begin developing the skills used in writing long before their work becomes words!
Children begin developing the skills used in writing long before their work becomes words!
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Grow a Reader: Vocabulary Grow a Reader: Vocabulary

For a child, vocabulary is like a treasure, waiting to be discovered through the sands of all the other words in a story.
For a child, vocabulary is like a treasure, waiting to be discovered through the sands of all the other words in a story.
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Grow a Reader Booklists Grow a Reader Booklists

Find a great book in these lists created by library staff especially for ages 5 and under.
Find a great book in these lists created by library staff especially for ages 5 and under.
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Sensory Time Sensory Time

By Crrlstaff
An early literacy class designed for children and youth with special needs.
An early literacy class designed for children and youth with special needs.
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Grow a Reader Outreach Grow a Reader Outreach

Grow a Reader Outreach is designed to serve preschoolers and the adults who care for and teach them by visiting preschools and daycares.
Grow a Reader Outreach is designed to serve preschoolers and the adults who care for and teach them by visiting preschools and daycares.
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