STAR back by Popular Demand
Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 12:47pm
Early literacy is not about teaching babies to read, or about teaching young children to read earlier. Learning to read is difficult for most, and each child learns at their own pace. Rather, early literacy is the sum of the experiences young ones have with verbal and nonverbal communication, books, print and storytelling before they are ready to read.
Did you know that babies have more synapses in their brains than adults? The amount grows most rapidly from birth to age 5. That is why new research shows early literacy is so important in very young children.
Join us on Saturdays, March 2 and March 9 at 3 p.m., for another installment of STAR, the library’s early literacy program for parents and their children ages 0-5. STAR stands for Sing, Talk And Read. These are things you are probably already doing with your child!
Come and receive free books, giveaways and snacks.
This session of STAR will be taught by Rachel Zukowski of DC Learns. Participation is limited to the first 15 families, so call or email soon to sign up.
Rachel can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-331-0141, extension 23.
For more information on the early literacy methodology used in STAR at DC Public Library, check out the page of early childhood literacy consultant Saroj Ghoting.