Early Literacy

5 Ways to Get Your Baby Ready to Read
20 Ways to Raise a Book Smart Baby
Join us at our Bouncing Baby storytimes
for more ideas to get you started.
Earlier Is Easier is a collaborative of 27 Denver-area organizations working collectively to promote the value of interacting with children from birth to age three.
Reach Out and Read Developmental Milestones of Early Literacy
This is a program that is funded by Smart Start Henderson County and happens in the pediatrician's office. The link is for a document that can help you see if your child is developing into a reader.
Smart Start of Henderson County
Sign up for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and receive a free book each month until your child turns 5.
StoryBlocks (songs and rhymes that build readers)
Vroom
What is Vroom? New science tells us that our children’s first years are when they develop the foundation for all future learning. Every time we connect with them, it’s not just their eyes that light up—it’s their brains too. In these moments, half a million neurons fire at once, taking in all the things we say and do. We can’t see it happening, but it’s all there, all at work. That’s why Vroom is here.
Vroom turns shared moments into brain building moments. Whether it’s mealtime, bathtime, or anytime in between, there are always ways to nurture our children's growing minds.

program info
1000 Books downloadable(pdf) record sheet
Print out this sheet and record books 1 through 100. Bring the completed sheet to any library branch and get your next record sheet. Keep up the great work!
Concerns about your child's development? Check these resources for help.
Children and Family Resource Center Preschoolers Reaching Educational Potential (PREP)
North Carolina Early Intervention Program
Check out this website for more information about your baby/toddler’s development: