Lists and Activities
NEW: Early Literacy Activity Kits
77 Large 6 by 6: Ready to Read Kits are now available…check them out to use in your library. Contact your Regional System or request online through Interlibrary Loan.
For ideas on how to use the kits, take a look at our Quick Start Guide.
All Large 6 by 6 Kits contain at least one activity from the 6 key skill areas of early literacy:
Large Kits Available Now for Checkout:
Alphabet Under Construction
Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Mushroom in The Rain
Put It On The List
Seven Blind Mice
Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Concerned about small pieces in the kits?
Here is a sign you can print and post in your children’s area.
Take a look at page 2 of the Quick Start Guide for other ideas.
Want to know more about borrowing the kits?
Here is the procedures document for the kits, or contact Anna Foote at the State Library.
Need book ideas? You’re in the right place!
Johnson County Library’s recommended books for developing early literacy skills
NEKLS Pinterest boards
Early Literacy Activities
Fingerplay Videos from Johnson County Library
Alphabet Game from the Hesston Public Library
Crazy Caterpillars from the Hesston Public Library
Raising Readers is a big project from Maine. There are a lot of good ideas on the site.
Mother Goose Rhyme Time is a special program for children 0-24 months and a caregiver, which is facilitated by Dorian Assenmacher, who is the Youth Services Information Specialist at the Johnson County Library – Blue Valley Neighborhood Branch. Here are a brochure and a couple samples of Miss Dorian’s Mother Goose Rhyme Time programs using PowerPoint. To host a Mother Goose Rhyme Time, you can project one of the PowerPoints on the wall. All you need to add is music! This can be a special time to introduce young children to the joys of language and literature through rhymes, fingerplays and musical activities. Young children will benefit from and enjoy the repetition and physical activity involved. Have Fun!
Mother Goose Rhyme Time Brochure