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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Early Literacy Activity Calendars

wooden blocks with letters spelling out the word PLAY
Image from Pixabay
For several years, the Youth Services Section of the Wisconsin Library Association has created a lovely Early Literacy Calendar, designed by YSS members to encourage families and caregivers to engage with their children in a variety of playful activities to boost development.  Many of your creative and smart colleagues in IFLS-land have contributed to that calendar (thank you!).

Starting in 2018, YSS will not be creating this Early Literacy Calendar--in part because there is a really great alternative in the Reading Is Fundamental activity calendar--also available in Spanish!  Whether you used the YSS calendar or not, I recommend taking a look at this one--consider printing it out each, with a list of library programs or materials you want to highlight on the other side.  Bound to be a hit with families, preschool teachers, daycare providers, 4K and Kindergarten classes, and more.  They even have a calendar with activities suitable for older kids, ages 6 and up.  Check it out!

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