Welcome Brain Builders!
These calendars have an activity every day to develop pre-reading and math skills. The days are organized using the 5 practices of Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play and Counting! On the back of the calendar, you will find tips, book suggestions and song or rhyme lyrics
You can download the monthly early literacy calendars below or pick up a printed calendar from your local Brampton Library branch.
*For November 24: Be a reading role model. Let your child catch you reading a book, a newspaper, or a magazine.
What is early literacy?
It is everything children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write.
Examples of early literacy in action:
- scribbles on a page before a child learns to print
- playing with shapes is a pre-skill for identifying differences between letters of the alphabet
- babbling before a baby can speak
- reading together teaches children how a book works and that pictures/text have meaning
What else can I do to build early literacy skills with my children?
- 1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Parents can pick up or download from our website the tracking chart with a goal of reading 1000 Books together before their child enters kindergarten.
- Virtual Storytime: New storytimes are released every Tuesday morning.
Looking for more great books for your family? Try our new service, Book Bundles to request a curated selection of books to be picked up at your local Brampton Library or pick up an early literacy Grab ‘n’ Go bag filled with great books.
The calendars were created by the Public Library Association (PLA) and together with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) developed the Every Child Ready to Read® initiative. The program emphasizes that parents are their child’s first and best teacher and early literacy can be developed daily through the 5 practices: Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play.