Every parent wants to give their child a head start in life, especially when it comes to education. While it's true that the skills your child will need to read and write largely develop before the age of three, you don't need to enroll in a fancy preschool just yet. Parents can use everyday activities like talking, singing and playing games with their children to increase vocabulary and other critical language skills.
To help parents understand which skills their children are developing and which techniques work best to encourage those skills, Richardson Public Library's Children's Librarian, Cynthia Oser, L.P.C., leads a free reading-readiness workshop entitled: Literacy Starts @ Birth. Unlike many workshops where parents sit and take notes, Ms. Osler leads an engaging, humorous and active workshop filled with early literacy information. Parents and caregivers will learn techniques for reading to their children that will keep even squirmy children engaged, how to choose an instructive yet exciting book along with helpful examples and other literacy building tips.
The Children's Department asks that all workshop participants arrive on time so as not to disturb the workshop once in progress. The Richardson Public Library is located just north of Dallas near Central Expressway and Arapaho Road.