Library visits are regular routines of our students’ school life. We know that children begin to acquire pre-reading skills since they are very young and story times provide opportunities for children to interact with one another, engage in dramatic play, learn new vocabulary, and help to increase their attention spans. While visiting the library, children have the freedom to find the books that they are interested in order to practice independence, individual thinking, and making choices. Teachers also model proper book reading skills and encourage children to read silently or in a small group quietly so that they learn to respect books, and people/environment around them.
So parents, if you have not made REGULAR library visits with your child, it’s time to start now!