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  • EMERGENT LITERACY

    Emergent literacy is defined as what children learn about reading and writing before they can actually read or write. Before a child learns to read he or she must develop a variety of skills: such as recognizing symbols and letters, understanding that stories have a structure and learning a number of words. 

    The way a parent or caregiver interacts with a young child has a huge impact on a child's development. To assist parents and caregivers, the library offers a range of information and programs designed to develop emergent literacy skills.

    Find out about Santa Monica's Cradle to Career initiative to help nurture your child for success, here.
     

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    Toddlers (18-35 Months) 

     

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    TODDLERS

     

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    Preschoolers (3-5 Years)

     

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    PRESCHOOLERS

     

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    Preschoolers

     
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