Children from Birth to 4

Library Academy for Educators helps preschool teachers connect little ones to picture books along with activities that build pre-literacy skills. Lesson plan starters, including standards addressed, ideas for making reading fun and interactive, songs, and classroom activities make building a foundation for lifelong-reading success fun!

Library Academy for Educators: January and February 2022

Child's Paint Art on a White Canvas Illustration - Library Academy for Educators - Preschool

Our featured pre-literacy skills for January and February are print motivation and print awareness. These skills include an understanding that print has meaning, learning how books work, and showing an interest in books and enjoyment of reading activities. Use your imaginations and play pretend to build these foundational skills.

Library Academy for Educators: March and April 2022

Library Academy for Educators: Pre-School featuring a child's drawing with paint

Our featured pre-literacy skill for March and April is phonological awareness. Phonological awareness is the ability to pay attention to the sounds of spoken language, and understand that words can be broken up into units or chunks of sound. Explore insects and other creepy crawlies while building this important skill.

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A FREE early literacy summer reading program for all Duval County Pre-Kindergarteners who are preparing to enter kindergarten in the fall of each year.