Extensive research has documented how young children acquire the skills necessary to become successful readers. A program developed by the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Services for Children reinforces the message that “what you do helps your child get ready to read.” What better place to learn how you can encourage pre-reading skills in your child than at the Ridgefield Library? Many parents already turn to us for picture books, children’s videos, multi-media learning software and age-appropriate storytimes. We work hard to stay abreast of the latest thinking on early childhood development and to incorporate this into our collections, programs and other services. So it is only natural that we now offer Ridgefield parents the opportunity to make “Every Child Ready to Read.”
Three workshops for parents and caregivers will be offered in May, focusing on how you can help your child master six key pre-reading skills. Workshops will be Thursday, May 20th, 10:30 – 11:30 AM (skills for infants); Wednesday, May 26th, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (skills for children ages 4 and 5); and Thursday, May 27th, 10:30 – 11:30 AM (skills for children ages 2 and 3). Registration is required ; call 203-438-2282 x 1024 or visit the “Tips for Parents” page at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org for more information.