Brighton library’s early literacy programs: active learning, take-home packet, tips for parents

This fall, the Brighton District Library Youth Services staff will be engaging young children with early learning programs that are interactive, creative, and fun, while offering parents weekly literacy tips and take home packets to do with their children to promote preschool readiness.

Alphabet Soup, a weekly story time via Zoom, is geared toward children ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome. Alphabet Soup begins Sept. 15 and runs on Tuesdays from 10-10:30 a.m. Young children will hear stories, songs, and rhymes to develop comprehension, rhythm, talking, reading, and sequencing skills, and will practice their writing skills with a new alphabet letter each week.

A companion to Alphabet Soup for parents are take-home packets, available at the library. Featured each week will be a new alphabet letter covered in that week’s story time. The packets (1/child) will work on developing children’s cutting skills, sequencing, writing, matching, colors, counting, comprehension, eye-hand coordination, and more.

Flannel Fridays begins Sept. 18 and will premiere on Fridays from 11-11:15 a.m. All ages are welcome. Flannel board stories, rhymes, finger plays, and songs use props which invite interactive learning and have an engaging way of teaching children at the same time. And because the story is being “told” instead of read, there is more time to reflect on the behaviors and interactions of the characters.

Join us for these exciting new children’s programs via Zoom, through our Youth Services blog, or on our YouTube channel.

Flannel Fridays will be posted on our Youth Services blog and YouTube channel for convenient viewing.

Alphabet Soup will be live via Zoom. Each person registered will be emailed a Zoom link and password the morning of the program. Registrants who are unable to attend Alphabet Soup via Zoom will receive a link to view the recording at their convenience via our private YouTube channel. Pre-register by clicking

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