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Letter Knowledge

Letter Knowledge includes learning that letters have names, are different from each other, have upper and lower case “shapes,” and that specific sounds go with specific letters.


An example of letter knowledge is a child's ability to tell the name of the letter B and what sound it makes.

Fun ways to learn letter knowledge:

  • Point out and name letters in alphabet books, picture books or on signs and labels.
  • Pick a “letter of the day” and look for it everywhere you go.
  • Look at and talk about different shapes. Shape identification is a great first step for children who are too young to learn letters.
  • Notice different types of letters (“a” or “A”) on signs and in books.
  • Talk about and draw the letters of your child's name either in crayon or in the sand.
  • Use magnetic letters or letters made of foam or flannel available to “play” with.
  • Play matching games such as alike and different.
  • Sep
    20

    Family Story Time - Buckeye Lake

    10:30 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Sep
    20

    Story Time at River Road Coffeehouse on the Square

    10:30 AM @ Community Outreach

    Join the Library at River Road Coffeehouse for stories, songs and fun! Located on the downtown Newark square—26 North Park Place.

  • Sep
    21

    Saturday Tales

    11:00 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Join us for stories and songs in this fun for all-ages story time every Saturday!

  • Sep
    23

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Utica

    10:00 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Do you have a question about technology? Drop by or schedule an appointment about your laptop, smartphone, tablet, Kindle, software or other technology needs. Call 740.349.5509 today!

  • Sep
    23

    Family Story Time - Hervey Memorial Branch (Utica)

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.