Ready to Read: Playing

Play helps children express themselves and put thoughts into words, which helps them understand written words later on.
  • Give your children plenty of play time. Encourage them to use their imaginations by giving them props or “costumes” you find around the house.
  • Encourage dramatic play. When children make up stories using puppets or stuffed animals it helps them understand that books have a beginning, middle, and end.
  • Have your children act out a story based on the pictures in a book.
  • Ask your children to pretend to read you a book you’ve read together many times.

Live Chat



Get Your Child Ready To Read!

Get Your Child Ready to Read!

Follow Us

Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFollow us on YouTube See AHML photos on Flickr! Download the AHML Mobile App


Home  |  Terms and Conditions  |  Site Search  |  Sitemap  |  Donate  |  Contact

Arlington Heights Memorial Library / 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5910  Tel: 847-392-0100 / Fax: 847-506-2650

Library Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. / Sat: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. / Sun: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.