Besides the all-important literacy skills that we feed hungry minds, pre-reading classes offer your kids the chance to fall in love with their neighborhood library.
Diana from the West Leonard Branch reports that one little girl in her pre-reading class for toddlers has transformed from a shy observer of the songs and rhymes to one who confidently requests her favorite (it’s “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” by the way). Her dad reports that she sings the songs and does the actions at home. The same once-quiet girl even starts conversations with other branch staff!
Worried your little one won’t sit still for a class? Well, pre-reading class might just be the inspiration they need! Mary from the Ottawa Hills Branch explains that one energetic 2-year-old boy has not only learned to sit through class (mostly!) but also associates the library with fun singing and dancing. Every time he walks through the doors of the library he is singing “Old McDonald had a Farm” – even if it is not class day!
So what are you waiting for? Introduce your little ones to the library and let them fall in love too!
Join us for stories and songs, movement and motion, and rhyme and repetition. Our pre-reading classes for babies, toddlers, and kids start up again later this month (January). This current schedule runs through March. Check out the full schedule to find out what’s available at your favorite library location.