Reading Readiness

Learn Lots of Words Before Kindergarten

You are your child's first and best teacher.Your child was born ready to learn. Inside that cute little head is a powerful brain just waiting to listen to stories, hear songs, and start to learn words.

Words are the first building blocks of learning.Incorporate lots of talking in daily activities: count the apple slices as you put them on a plate… recite nursery rhymes during bath time… turn off the TV and read a story or two at bed time.

Word Power

Visit for your local Calendar for Literacy and Early Learning. Then, visit a Grand Rapids or Kent County library to check out books featured in the calendar.