The shared experience of reading together with children will show them that books are fun and enjoyable. A positive attitude towards books will make them more likely to want to learn to read on their own.
Giving children opportunities to write, even if it is just scribbles, helps children understand that print can represent spoken words. It can also help children develop eye-hand coordination and the fine motor control they need to hold a pencil.
When you sing, you slow down your speech. This helps your child hear the smaller sounds in words, learn syllables and develop vocabulary. Singing also helps develop listening and memory skills.
When you talk to your child about different events and ideas, it helps them learn new vocabulary and to use words they know.
Playing encourages your child to put their thoughts into words, tell stories, problem-solve and imagine. All of these skills will help them become better readers and writers when they start school.
Do you need to earn some service hours for your school's community service credit? Interested in making a difference in the world? Looking for something to do in your spare time? Learn about all of the volunteer opportunities in & near Westerville.
Need to do a report on Ohio? Looking for information about Ohio's history or famous Ohioans? Want to know what Ohio's motto is? Start here.
Children are sponges for learning. From birth to age 5, help your child unlock their potential for learning & reading with these books and activities.
Find the right book for your child's age and interests.
Teach your child about their family. Nuclear or non-traditional: Whatever your family looks like, we have a book for that.
Find out about the book clubs hosted by the library, or learn how to start and host your own.
Find fun and easy ways to get your little chef started in the kitchen, while also teaching the basics of nutrition.
Find books, websites and magazine articles about teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) principles to K-12 students.
Find information about marginalized people overcoming prejudice and discrimination with this multicultural studies guide.
For young kids who can't get enough of Thomas the Tank Engine, Disney's Cars, Jay Jay the Jet Plane or Bob the Builder.
Help your child get ready to read. Beginning at birth, your baby can begin to develop literacy skills that will make learning to read easier. These books, games and websites can help.
Where is my nose? What do I smell? Why do I have to brush my teeth? This guide can help you answer all of the questions that babies, toddlers & preschoolers will throw at you about their bodies!
From 123s to ABCs, shapes to senses, this guide offers book suggestions for little ones that will help them learn basic concepts.
From potty training to thumbsucking, imaginary friends to wetting the bed, don't worry. There's a book for that!
Celebrate the year with these seasonal and holiday books for young kids.
Learn everything you need to know about the 16th president of the United States.
Learn about the animals and plants that live in and around ponds.
Learn about various Native American tribes, including their history and culture.
From Anne Frank to the Third Reich, learn about the different topics related to the Holocaust of World War II.
From Mother Goose to the Brothers Grimm, this guide will help you find your favorite stories and characters from classic fairy tales, fables, myths and legends from around the world.
Need to know Ohio's state bird? What about Iowa's state capital? Look no further.
Learn about internet safety. Find tips for parents, teens and kids about how to be safe online.
Prepare for a debate or persuasive speech. Write an argumentative essay. Or get to know both sides of a controversial issue.
Explore careers from firefighter to chef to engineer.
Turn your little one's thumb green with these tips and tricks for gardening with kids.
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