The Romulus Public Library is dedicated to promoting early literacy within the communities of Romulus and Huron Township. For kids 0-5, the five basic ways to encourage growth are through Talking, Writing, Reading, Playing, and Singing. This will help them prepare for learning as well as success in kindergarten and later in life.
Google Form for submitting 1000 Books Before Kindergarten worksheets: https://forms.gle/Dxb6r84iot5n3otg7
Below are resources to help support the development of early literacy in young children.
MeL (Michigan eLibrary) Kids Gateway
MeL Kids Gateway is a great resource, providing books to read or listen to, homework help, games and activities to promote reading, facts about the state of Michigan, and much more!
The award-winning ABCmouse. com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse. com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it. And it’s free to use in this library! From Age of Learning , Inc.
Reading is Fundamental
This site has great great information pertaining to literacy.
This site is from the US Department of Education and is designed to help emergent and struggling readers.
Unite for Literacy
Unite for Literacy is a for-profit social enterprise partnering with businesses to change the literacy landscape of their communities by introducing families to their free digital library. Their vision is of a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures and cultivate a lifelong love of reading.
World Book Early World of Learning
This database, provided by World Book, has tons of great ways for your child to become actively involved with reading and critical thinking activities that are so much fun! The Early World of Learning was created for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Developed with the help of experts on early childhood education, the site encompasses playful interactive learning environments including Trek’s Travels, Welcome to Reading, and Know It. Each environment is designed for easy integration into classroom and library programming.
For more helpful resources on early childhood literacy for parents and caregivers, please see the Library of Michigan’s website.
TALK: Text to Learn for Kindergarten
Join today to receive regular texts with developmentally-appropriate activity prompts that you can do with you child to give them a head start on literacy before Kindergarten!