The Clinton Public Library will have its first Early Literacy Fair for children on Saturday.
The fair is for children from infants to age 5 and their caregivers, a press release said.
“Don’t miss this chance to explore your role as your child’s first teacher and to find out about many valuable resources for your child’s future,” the release said.
It said literacy begins at birth, and studies show that a child who enters kindergarten with certain pre-reading skills has a better chance for success throughout the rest of his school years.
Saturday’s Early Literacy Fair starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.
Here is more information from the press release:
- Explore and develop the skills your children need for kindergarten and before they read their first words. Use our interactive activity stations to talk, sing, read, write, and play with your children; and enjoy early literacy activities that involve letters, art, music, and books.
- Meet professionals from the community who can talk to you about early literacy and other topics.
- Find out how to know if your children are ready for kindergarten and how to better prepare them.
The Early Literacy Fair is a free, drop-in event. No registration is required, and visitors can stop by any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
For more information, call the library at (865) 457-0519 or visit www.clintonpubliclibrary.org.