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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Preschoolers

A Play with Letters Activity for Preschoolers

Sign Search

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


Sign Search

Letters and words are all around us -- on signs! Road signs, store signs and billboards are perfect tools for teaching kids about letters and print. Next time you are out and about, see how many signs your child can recognize. Start collecting pictures of some familiar signs from flyers and advertisements and make a book your child can read all by herself!


Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds, sitting on a hill, (Hold up two hands, fingers spread)
One named Jack, (Flap fingers on one hand)
One named Jill. (Flap fingers on other hand)
Fly away, Jack. (Bring one hand behind back)
Fly away, Jill. (Repeat with other hand)
Come back, Jack. (Jack flies back out)
Come back, Jill. (Jill flies out)


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

Find these books at

  • Backseat A-B-See
  • Backseat A-B-See by Maria Van Lieshout
  • Signs in Our World
  • Signs in Our World by John Searcy
  • Small Town
  • Small Town by Peggy Pancella


Tuesday, October 24

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Republic Branch
  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Willard Branch
  • 11 a.m., Storytime, Strafford Branch

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