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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.


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

All About Me
Buildings and Roads
Colors and Shapes
Healthy Bodies
Music and Movement
Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales

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 a hold, go to the library's catalog and search "STEAM name of kit." The kit will be sent to whatever branch is requested and will be available for pick up there.

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


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