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

Happy New Year from Reading Ready Pittsburgh! 
Enter to win one of our January Book Recommendations!
Details below 

Board Book

Giraffes can bend their necks, monkeys can wave their hands, and donkeys can kick their legs. And so can you! Throughout this interactive book, the animals of From Head to Toe invite young readers to copy their antics as they play.

Picture Book
Readers will delight in turning their book sideways and upside down to follow Mel on her journey from downward fall to triumphant flight in this tale of self-confidence and taking a leap of faith.
Enter here for a chance to win a copy of our January Book Recommendation! Complete the form by 1/12 to be entered into the drawing. 
Did you know? 

Cognitive processes develop rapidly in the first few years of life. In fact, by age 3, roughly 85% of the brain is developed.
Literacy All Around Us 
Tips to turn everyday moments into learning moments.

Narrarate you life! Whether your child is a newborn or four years old, talking about what you're doing helps build their vocabulary.
Learning to read starts from birth. Whether through books, words, or songs – daily language experiences help form an emotional bond with your baby and are vital to the development of your baby’s early literacy skills.
Upcoming Events and Activities
Project Art: Project Art offers free, live, online after school art classes for children in Pittsburgh starting at age 4
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Story Hike: Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep: Squirrels stay active all winter long! Join a naturalist educator to read Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep by April Pulley Sayre and take a hike to see our local furry acrobats in action
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Early Literacy Workshop for parents at Carnegie Library of Homestead: Learn tips on how to read aloud to your children, how to pick books, how to build language skills through everyday activities and more! Learn More

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