Birth to Five

Welcome Bags for Babies
If you are an Enfield Resident with a newborn baby, stop by the library for your welcome bag! It includes a board book, a bib, and lots of information on town resources and early literacy.

Early Literacy Skills
Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they learn how to read or write. It is important to start as early as possible since children’s early experiences with books and language will predict their success with learning how to read in school.

Learn fun and simple activities that will encourage your child’s language skills in each of 6 “pre-reading” areas.
  • Enjoying books
  • Narrative Skills
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Print Awareness
  • Vocabulary
Read-Aloud Tips
It’s never too early to start reading together. Take a look at these tips for succeeding with reading at any age.
Rhyme Time & Story Time
Rhyme Time is a drop-in program for children ages birth to 2 with their parents or caregivers. It meets Mondays at 10:30 at the Central Library. The program is designed to help nurture your child’s early language skills through nursery rhymes and songs. So be ready to sing, dance, rhyme and spend some one-on-one time with your infant or toddler.

View the story time schedule for ages 2-6.

Additional Resources for Early Literacy
Browse these web sites for more great ideas for starting your child on the path to literacy.