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Print Motivation

Print Motivation is a child's interest in and enjoyment of books. A child with strong print motivation enjoys being read to, plays with books, pretends to write and asks to be read to. 


Children who enjoy books and reading will be curious about reading and motivated to learn to read for themselves. Encourage print motivation in your child by making shared book reading a special time, keeping books accessible and letting your child see that you enjoy reading.

Fun ways to learn print motivation:

  • Use funny voices and gestures while reading with your child.
  • Stop (or shift gears) when it is no longer fun. Length of time is not important. Having fun is!
  • Have a comfortable area to share reading time together.
  • Read while your child is playing with blocks, cars, puzzles, etc.—they’ll still be soaking up all that rich language while keeping their hands busy!
  • Trips to the library are fun, motivational and FREE!
  • May
    20

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Buckeye Lake

    10:00 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    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!

  • May
    20

    Homeschool STEAM Building

    1:00 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    The Homeschool Series is designed to cover STEAM subjects for children in grades K-5. Have fun in this sometimes messy, but always fun, program involving science, technology, engineering, art and math...

  • May
    21

    All About Bugs!

    10:30 AM @ Hebron

    Let's read about bugs and then explore our outdoor garden to see what insects live among the plants and soil.

  • May
    21

    Next Chapter Book Club

    12:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Teen Zone

    April: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack LondonMay: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London June: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London

  • May
    21

    Coding Part II: Logic and Structure Common to all Coding Languages

    4:30 PM @ Community Outreach Program

    A continuation of basic coding principles fundamental to every coding language through hands-on activities and games. No coding experience required. Please register with Ohio Means Jobs.Will be held a...