Daily Archives: October 27, 2011

Early Literacy: It’s as Easy as ABC


There are six skills which are essential to any child’s early literacy development.  One of these skills is Letter Knowledge, a stage in reading development where your child learns that letters are different from one another, and that letters, when put together, make up words.  To help your child learn about letters, try one of these fantastic ABC books, available through CADL’s collection.

Dr. Seuss’s ABC by Dr. Seuss

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and JohnArchambault

Animalia by Graeme Base

Sleepy ABC by Margaret Wise
Brown

A to Z by Sandra Boynton

If you’d like to discover more about early literacy development, and how to raise successful readers, here are some great online resources to help parents learn about reading success.

Play-Grow-Read! from Kent District Library

Reading Is Fundamental

US Department of Health and Human Services NCCIC

Also, parents looking for books on early literacy skills and raising readers can find many here in CADL’s collection.  Here are just a few titles to get you started:

Every Child Ready to Read: Literacy Tips for
Parents
by the Lee Pesky Learning Center.

Growing a Reader From Birth: Your Child’s Path From Language to Literacy by Diane McGuinness

Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children’s Reading Success by M. Susan Burns

-Liz V., Youth Services Librarian