Early Literacy

Early Literacy Skills:

Check out the infographic for information on the early literacy skills your child needs for future reading success.


Our library storytimes reflect these skills, but we know there is a lot to learn! Check back in September for our very first Dracut Library early literacy calendar, filled with different ideas to strengthen these skills throughout the month. For now, check out the “further resources” section for more information on these skills, and for some fun ideas to help your child build a foundation for reading.


Further Resources: 


Raising Readers- What is Early Literacy?

Read and Spell- 6 Early Literacy Skills

Zero to Three- Early Literacy 

Reading Rockets- Early Literacy Development

Two Pine Adventure- Teaching Your Child to Read Part 1: Phonological Awareness

Rasmussen University- 25 Fun Literacy Activities for Preschoolers  



Both books are available through the MVLC consortium. Click the link for more information or to place a hold.

Emergent Literacy and Dramatic Play in Early Education by Jane Ilene Davidson

How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo 






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