Sing Talk And Read Play On and Write for Easier Reading™--Putting Every Child Ready to Read® 2 Parent Workshops into Practice.


Full day (6 content hours, 7.5 hours including lunch/breaks) 


Ready, set, go!  Come away feeling more confident offering early literacy workshops for parents and caregivers, based on the modules offered in the second edition of Every Child Ready to Read. Background information on the early literacy components and the five practices (sing, talk, read, write and play), demonstration of the adult early literacy workshop, and hands-on practice with parent-child workshops, Fun with Letters, Fun with Words, Fun with Science and Math, Fun with Parent and Child) combine to give you the information you need and the opportunity to make these workshops your own.

Participant Limit: 50

Purchase of at least one copy of ECRR2 kit by host library is required.


Each participant brings one picture book that has a story for any age between 2 - 5 years old.

Click the button below for Planner's Checklist to prepare for the training. Thank you.


A Powerpoint presentation in 3-to-a-page note-taking format will be provided by email  (b&w, 2 sided ok; stapled). These are the documents for handouts for each participant. Workshop materials are available in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the materials. Visit Adobe to download this free software.

  1. Powerpoint handout (to be sent by email) 2 sided, black and white ok

  2. Materials Mentioned

  3. Parent Workshop Script (to be sent by email) 2 sided, black and white ok

  4. Book Picture Walk Word | pdf

  5. Getting Ready to Read at Home

  6. Overview of Early Literacy

  7. Homonyms

  8. Connecting Books and Early Literacy Components Worksheet on colored paper if possible

  9. Early Literacy Components Summary

  10. Common Introduction black and white ok

  11. Little Red Hen handout

  12. Everything Has a Shape (Fun with Words Shape Song)

  13. Letter Day Game

  14. Elevator Speech 2-sided black and white ok

    Scripts are to be held out separately. See Planner’s Checklist. To be sent by email, 2 sided, black and white ok

  15. Fun for Parent and Child script

  16. Fun with Words script

  17. Fun with Letters script

  18. Fun with Science and Math script

To purchase Every Child Ready to Read items from American Library Association: (You must have 1 copy of the first item below, all others are optional.)
Every Child Ready to Read, 2nd edition Kit
Every Child Ready to Read Brochure Pack
Every Child Ready to Read Toolkit for Serving Early Childhood Educators (digital download only)
Every Child Ready to Read Toolkit for Spanish-Speaking Communities (digital download only)
Every Child Ready to Read Brochure Pack in Spanish