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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

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Reading Activities

Did you know Summer Reading Adventure isn't just about reading? You can also participate in lots of fun activities through the library to keep you busy and having fun all summer long! Sign in to your Beanstack account by clicking the red banner above and get busy unlocking your activity badges.

Parents and Caregivers: Explore these activities with your preschooler and select ten (or more!) activities to complete. If your child doesn't want to complete some (or any) of these activities, select any book to read aloud instead.

Use our paper log to involve children in the fun and then you can log into Beanstack and select the activities you and your child did together.

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Curious about what badges you can earn? See below for this summer's badges!

1. Read a book about summer or a summer activity or read a book of your choice.

2. Read a non-fiction book about the ocean or ocean animals or read a book of your choice.

3. Read a picture book about the ocean or ocean animals or read a book of your choice.

4. Check out an eAudiobook or eBook in Overdrive or read a book of your choice.

5. Watch a movie via Kanopy or read a book of your choice.

6. Attend any virtual or in-person library event or read a book of your choice.

7. Sign up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at your local library or read a book of your choice.

8. Visit Early World of Learning and learn about sea creatures or read a book of your choice

9. Visit Just for Kids and watch a video about nature or read a book of your choice.

10. Read a book in the TumbleBook Library or read a book of your choice.

11. Make a salt dough sea turtle with with materials that you can find around your house or read a book of your choice.

12. Create puppets form old socks, envelopes or paper bags or read a book of your choice.

13. Float a boat or other objects in the sink or tub with an adult's supervision. Make up a story about the floating objects. Draw a picture to go with your story or read a book of your choice. 

14. Create an ocean themed sensory bottle or read a book of your choice.

15. Visit a body of water—pond, lake, river, stream or ocean. Search for and collect some sea shells, river rocks, driftwood or read a book of your choice.

Ready to participate using Beanstack? Learn how

Don't want to use Beanstack to log summer reading activities? Print a paper log or get a paper log from any FCPL branch. Return your log by August 12, 2022 to receive prizes for completing the program!

Summer Reading Book Recommendations

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