Authors: Judy MacLean
Public libraries have traditionally offered early literacy programming to preschool children in the form of story times. Do public library story times prepare children to be ready to learn when they enter school? Is there scientific research to support these intuitive beliefs? Are public libraries really setting the stage for future successes in learning? This report delves into literature reviews and research to answer these questions and more. The report also explains how libraries can promote pre-reading skills through preschool story times.