Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Early Literacy Make & Take

Kids six and younger brought their parents to the Alpine Township library today and spend some quality time together making crafts which support each of the six pre-reading skills. All materials were provided by the library, which also had plenty of staff on hand. A great time was had my all.

According to research, there are six pre-reading skills that children must acquire in order to learn to read. Activities you do to support each of these skills will change as your child grows.

Vocabulary: Knowing the name of things.

Print Awareness: Noticing print, knowing how to handle a book and knowing how to follow the words on a page.

Letter Knowledge: Knowing letters are different from each other, knowing their names and sounds and recognizing letters everywhere.

Phonological Awareness: Being able to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words.

Print Motivation: Being interested in and enjoying books.
Narrative Skills: Being able to describe things and events and tell stories.


A new sign was added to the street sign on the corner of Six Mile Rd. and Rusche Drive. It is an indication of soon to be access to Comstock Park Dr from Rusche Drive. Comstock Park Drive was a private road and has become a public road.
This is a project that has been on the Township's wish list for over 25 years and has finally become a reality.

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