Norlizah Mohd Juffri (
Librarian), Lynn Chua (Librarian)
Learning to read starts long before a child enters school and there is a strong connection between the development a child undergoes early in life and the level of success that the child will achieve later in life. Early Literacy skills in children are needed to ensure that they are prepared for learning when they start formal schooling. The National Library Board’s (NLB) Early Literacy programme aims to bring together educators, parents and librarians working collaboratively to impart beneficial pre-reading skills to children. This session focuses on how parents can engage their children in Early Literacy activities at home through singing, talking, playing, reading and writing together.