NEWTON — The Catawba County Library System is offering a virtual workshop to help caregivers overwhelmed with the idea of helping toddlers learn to read, the Virtual Early Literacy Workshop for Caregivers will take place on Wednesday March 16 at 11 a.m. and aims to ease the fears of caregivers who worry about lacking important literacy skills and empower them with easy-to-use strategies.
This non-judgmental workshop is for anyone who cares for children, including but not limited to parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, babysitters, groups of children. home schools and child care agencies. As first teachers, caregivers can use simple practices to develop language and pre-reading skills in children from birth to age five.
Early Literacy for Caregivers will break down big literacy concepts into smaller, more manageable literacy activities to share with your child. Something as simple as picking out a letter for a day and looking for it everywhere you go can help your child learn to read. Library staff will share tips, tricks and resources in this workshop designed to illustrate the joy of playing to learn. Library staff will also share their favorite songs, games and activities they use at story time to give you plenty of examples to get started.
To register for this program and receive the Zoom link, please visit tinyurl.com/ccl-earlylit. Those who cannot attend the workshop but would still like to receive the resources are encouraged to register.