Learning starts at birth.
Support your young children in developing their early literacy skills that will create a foundation for success in later life.
Early Literacy Tips
Parents and caregivers are children’s first teachers. You are a reading role model in the development of your child’s early literacy skills! This downloadable flyer shares fun tips to help prepare your children for learning to read and write:
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Rhymes for Babies Videos
Learn 10 rhymes you can share with your baby. Babies love the sound of the human voice and respond well to rhymes and rhythm. Chanting playful rhymes to babies can broaden their experiences with language and sound. Including rhymes in daily routines such as eating, dressing, bathing, and getting ready for bed will help your baby develop a strong foundation for early literacy.
DIY Family Activities
Have fun creating DIY Family activities at home with your children. It's a great way to spend time together and to support the development of your children’s early literacy skills. Your friends at Regina Public Library have compiled the following resources to help you.
Online Reading Resources
Share stories with your young children using these great online resources. It’s a wonderful way to help them develop their early literacy skills.
We know books. Let us help you find your next great read!
- Books4Me: Answer a few quick questions about your reading preferences and we’ll send you an email with a personalized list of books.
- Check it Out: Fill out our Check It Out request form to have a customized bag of books ready to sign out at your next library visit.
Enjoy a fun story time with your child any time any day!
- Family Storytime
- Ages 2 to 5. Explore stories, songs and rhymes with your child.
- Mainly Mother Goose
- Ages 2 and under. Share interactive songs, rhymes and bounces with your baby.
Read Together Regina
Reading to your baby is very important and we want to help you get started. That's why we've partnered with Regina's Mother Baby Unit to give every newborn baby a set of books and resources to help support their early literacy skills development.
Learning is a lifelong journey, and it begins at birth. Research shows that babies who are read to regularly develop the vocabulary and early literacy skills needed for later reading success. The aim of Read Together Regina is to support Regina children in growing strong literacy skills and developing a life-long love of reading.