Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisionsof the American Library Association. Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a registered trademark and is used with permission. Early literacy begins at home with the adults in a child's life.
Use IndyPL's Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home - no waiting!
Listen to I Need My MonsterChecking under the bed for his monster, Ethan discovers that he is gone fishing for a week, and realizing he can't sleep without him tries to find a substitute monster.
Free Digital Magazine Issue for kids Ladybug, October, 2015 - A mix of enchanting stories with colorful illustrations, ear-pleasing poems, lively songs, and crafts about Fall & Halloween. Pre-K-Grade 1. Zinio Directions
The more words children hear, the more words they learn, the better prepared they are to read! Here are some tips for talking about letters:
Printable Color Story Cards Life Cycle of a Pumpkin - Cut apart each stage in the life cycle of the pumpkin. Follow the diagram at the end of the book to put the cards in the correct order - Talk about each step. Ask questions: How big is the pumpkin? What color is the pumpkin? What comes first, a seed or seedling? Practice "telling" the story of a pumpkin seed.