Reading Ready Pittsburgh's Family Newsletter
supporting families to foster a love of reading 

 Building Your Child’s Early Literacy Skills

SING: Sing the alphabet, nursery rhymes or favorite songs. Listen to music
and clap along.               

TALKChildren need to receive and create language to learn to talk so... even if your child isn't yet talking, take turns having back and forth interactions! With bigger kids, take turns while talking. 
READ: Make time to read together everyday!  

WRITE Practice beginning drawing and writing with crayons, pencils, and markers. If it involves mark making of some kind, it’s writing! 
PLAYChildren experience the world through play. Encourage your child to explore their environment. 

August Book Recommendations
Enter to win using the link below!

Board Book
Baby Let's Eat!
by Stephan Lomp

Explore a rainbow of delicious foods in a book that’s indestructible!

Picture Book 
The Watermelon Seed
By Greg Pizzoli
This book is about a funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? 
Enter here for a chance to win a copy of our
August Book Recommendation!
Complete the form by 8/31 to be entered into the drawing. 
Playing is important!

August is National Wellness Month

Upcoming August Literacy Events

Perfect Pollinators with Phipps Conservatory: Don't miss out on fun plant activities outside on August 3rd @ 10 AM. Carnegie Library of Homestead

Let's Notice & Explore Together: Caregiver Storytimes: Come to our final caregiver story time August 2nd @ 11:30 AM for great interactive learning with your child. Carnegie Library of Homestead

Fine Art Miracles Art Therapy: Do fun therapeutic art on August 1st @ 2 PM. For kids of all ages! Carnegie Library of Homestead

Storytime with Mayor Falce: Come hear the Mayor of Munhall read fun stories in th library on August 3rd @ 6 PM. Carnegie Library of Homestead

Braddock Library is hosting a Roving Library around the area. Braddock Carnegie Library

Get a Grab-n-Go Kit Every Month at Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Pre-Readers get a concept kit with an early learning/literacy activity.

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