Beginning the week of Sept. 10, Family Story Time will be presented every Monday at 11 a.m. at the Manomet Branch Library, and every Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Main Library. This half-hour program gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together while helping to develop important early literacy skills. This is a free program, and registration is not required.
Research shows that children get ready to read years before they start school. There are six pre-reading areas of knowledge which children must develop: letter knowledge, phonological awareness, narrative skills, vocabulary, print awareness, and print motivation.
Each week during Family Story Time, we pick one of the six pre-reading skills and put together a series of stories, music, and activities designed to reinforce these particular skills. We will also give parents ideas of how to work on these skills at home.
For more information about Family Story Time, contact the Main Library at 508.830.4250, the Manomet Branch Library at 508.830.4185, or visit the Library’s web site atwww.plymouthpubliclibrary.org for a full list of programs and events.
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