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Library storytime is a fun and valuable tool for helping the children in your life learn priceless early literacy skills while they discover the joy of books and stories that will grow into a life-long love of reading. But what if you cannot get to a storytime? Why not bring the library storytime experience home with you! Poudre River Public Library District is proud to introduce Take Away Literacy Enhancement Skills (TALES) Kits. A collection of storytelling kits designed with you and your little ones in mind.

TALES Kits are now available for checkout at your nearest location.

Each themed-based kit includes:
Tales Kits Brochure
  • User-friendly activity guide
  • Books
  • Manipulatives
  • Oral storytelling props
  • Music CD
  • Engaging activities that span 10-curriculum areas
TALES Kits Available for Checkout are organized by theme:

All About Me
Community and Careers
Cultures of the World
Earth and Environment
Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
Five Senses
Food and Nutrition
Growing Things
Health and Safety
Insects and Spiders
Life Cycles
Numbers and Counting
Nursery Rhymes
Sea Life
Seasons and Weather
Wild Animals

Every Child Ready to Read
Every Child Ready to Read

TALES kits were designed with the five early literacy practices of Every Child Ready to Read in mind.

These practices are:

  • Talking - teaches children the richness of language.
  • Singing - is a natural way to teach children about words.
  • Reading - is the single most important way to help children get ready to read.
  • Writing - is reading put into action. Children learn important skills by writing and drawing.
  • Playing - teaches children how to think, imagine and express themselves.

These are the very best ways to help your child get ready to read. These five practices are easy to do with any child and can be done anywhere you and your child spend time together.

To find out more about Every Child Ready to Read, visit us at Old Town Library, Harmony Library and Council Tree Library.

What Else Can You Do?
  • Get a library card for your child.
  • Visit the library often and check out a wide variety of materials to use at home. Ask the children's librarian for books, CDs, e-books, and magazine suggestions.
  • Take your child to storytime so he/she can be exposed to a wide range of books, songs, and fingerplays with other children his/her own age.
  • Check PRPLDs calendar for other great events and activities for your child.

Every Child Ready to Read is a project of the Association for Library Services to Children and the Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.

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