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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.

What You'll Find Here

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  • STEAM Kits and Instruction Modules

Each kit includes 5–6 books on the theme, a puppet to use with books and activities and a list of songs, fingerplays and rhymes related to the theme. The kits also include components for children and caregivers to try several STEAM activities for extended learning.

These kits are not available at any branch; patrons must put them on hold. To place on hold, click on the kit's title. This will take you to the library catalog.

FCPL's Early Literacy Services team created the new kits with generous support from the Fairfax Library Foundation.


When available, STEAM Early Literacy Kits are for check out by preschool teachers. The kit themes are:

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