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Facts on Literacy

Benefits of Reading to Preschoolers

  • bullet The single most significant factor influencing a child's early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.
    • - National Commission on Reading, 1985

  • bullet Reading to a child aged 3-5 years builds alphabetic knowledge, print convention concepts and phonological awareness - skills that are fundamental to literacy.
    • - America's Early Childhood Literacy Gap, Commissioned by Jumpstart, September 2009

  • bullet At least 50% of the educational achievement gaps between poor and non-poor children already exist when entering kindergarten.
    • - National School Readiness Indicators Initiative Report: Executive Summary, February 2005

Read the 2006 Assessment of the Effectiveness of the Redwood City Public Library's Traveling Storytime Program

The following links provide additional information and tips regarding early childhood literacy:

Facts on Literacy

Organizations that have Supported the Traveling Storytime Program through Grants and Awards

  • bulletPeninsula Community Foundation
  • bulletDanforth Foundation
  • bulletClaire Giannini Fund
  • bulletPalo Alto Women's Club
  • bulletNorthern California Childrens' Booksellers Association
  • bulletFriends of the Redwood City Public Library
  • bulletRedwood City Library Foundation
Singing Itsy Bitsy Spider
Volunteer and preschoolers Singing Itsy Bitsy Spider


 

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