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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Babies

A Play with Letters Activity for Babies

First Marks

Play with Letters Find print everywhere. Play with words and letters.

PLAY

First Marks

Have you ever noticed your baby play with her food by pushing it around her high chair tray with her fingers? She is making her first attempts at writing! While her marks don't have meaning yet, she is discovering that she can make them, which is the first step. Have fun with this stage by placing her in her high chair and putting a small amount of baby food, pudding or even non-toxic paint on the tray. No need to worry about paper yet; just let your little one explore and move it around. Then it will be a perfect time for a bath!


SING

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.


READ

Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

Find these books at http://catalog.coolcat.org

  • A Little Book About ABCs
  • A Little Book About ABCs by Leo Lionni
  • The Amicus Book Of ABC
  • The Amicus Book Of ABC by Isobel Lundie
  • The Crayon's Book of Feelings
  • The Crayon's Book of Feelings by Drew Daywalt

JOIN US AT THE LIBRARY

Tuesday, May 17

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Library Station
  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Strafford Branch
  • 10:30 a.m., Storytime, Willard Branch

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