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|Talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills.
The experience of self-expression also stimulates brain development, which underlies all learning.
|Singing — which also includes rhyming — increases children’s awareness of and sensitivity to the sounds in words. This helps prepare children to decode print (written language).|
|Reading together, or shared reading, remains the single most effective way to help children become proficient readers.|
|Writing and reading go together. Writing helps children learn that letters and words stand for sounds and that print has meaning.|
|Playing is one of the primary ways young children learn about the world.|
|These five practices can easily be integrated into everyday activities to help children learn the essential early literacy skills.|
Main Library & Law Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Northeast Regional Library
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
Pine Valley Library
3802 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
Pleasure Island Library
1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Hours: Monday-Tuesday 9 am - 8 pm
Wednesday-Thursday 9 am - 6 pm
Friday-Saturday 9am - 5 pm
Sunday 1-5 (NC Room Closed)